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History of the Incas

by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Primary source of information on pre-Conquest Incan history, traditions and chronology. Full details of ceremonies, festivals, and religious beliefs, origin of the Incas, arrival of the Spaniards, much more....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I

by George Catlin Dover Publications (September 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates.


Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870

by Frederick Drimmer Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Astounding eyewitness accounts of Indian captivity by people who lived to tell the tale. Fifteen true adventures recount suffering and torture, bloody massacres, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes, and...


Indian Scout Craft and Lore

by Charles A. Eastman Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

Autobiographical account of how Eastman became a young Indian scout reveals secrets of the Sioux: how to read footprints, hunt with a slingshot and bow and arrow, trap and fish, much more. 27 illustrations.


Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest

by Ira Moskowitz & John Collier Dover Publications (April 25, 2013)

Classic text-and-picture record includes over 100 lithographs and drawings of dances, fiestas, processions, chants and daily life among Zuni, Navajo, Apache, other tribes.


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


The Mexican Kickapoo Indians

by Felipe A. Latorre & Dolores L. Latorre Dover Publications (June 21, 2012)

Fascinating anthropological study of a group of Kickapoo Indians who left their Wisconsin homeland for Mexico over a century ago. "...an excellent work..." — American Indian Quarterly. 26 illustrations. Map....


Traits of American Indian Life and Character

by Peter Skeene Ogden Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Illuminating account of Indian life in the American Northwest painstakingly documents customs, beliefs, ritual and daily activities.


The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

by Charles S. Brant Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Ethnological classic details life of 19th-century Native American — childhood, tribal customs, contact with whites, government attitudes toward tribe, much more. Editor's preface, introduction and epilogue....


My Life as an Indian

by J. W. Schultz Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Firsthand memoir of a young white man's life among the Piegan Blackfeet in Montana Territory. Detailed accounts of religious ceremonies and customs, child-rearing, food, tanning hides, war parties, raids, and...


Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

by Charles A. Eastman Dover Publications (September 07, 2012)

Vivid biographical sketches, by author raised as young Sioux in 19th century, of 15 great Indian leaders: Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Little Crow, Chief Joseph, 10 more. Enhanced with 12 portraits....


The Ghost-Dance Religion and Wounded Knee

by James Mooney Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Classic of American anthropology explores messianic cult behind Indian resistance, from Pontiac to 1890s. Extremely detailed and thorough. Originally published 1896 by Bureau of American Ethnology. 38 plates,...


Woodcraft and Indian Lore

by Ernest Thompson Seton Dover Publications (December 17, 2013)

A comprehensive collection of stories, crafts, games, and other activities, this respectful and informative tribute to Native American culture offers campers of all ages a practical guide to the outdoors.


An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; more. 95 illustrations.


Life of Black Hawk

by Black Hawk Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

Autobiography of early 19th century leader of the Sauk and Fox Indians. Describes tribal customs, traditions, Indian wars, more.


Handbook of American Indian Games

by Allan and Paulette Macfarlan Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Rich collection of 150 authentic American Indian games for boys and girls of all ages: running, relay, kicking, throwing and rolling, tossing and catching, guessing, group-challenge and many other games. 74...


The Myths of the North American Indians

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

by George Catlin Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.


Taos Tales

by Elsie Clews Parsons Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.


Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of

by John R. Swanton Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Richly illustrated study of Natchez, Muskhogean, Tunican, Chitimacha and Atakapa Indians, with comprehensive discussions of tribes' material culture, religion, language, social organization, as well as accounts...


Native American Creation Myths

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions,...


North American Indian Life: Customs and Traditions of 23 Tribes

by Elsie Clews Parsons Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

27 fictionalized essays by noted anthropologists examine religion, customs, government, additional facets of life among the Winnebago, Crow, Zuni, Eskimo, other tribes.


Everyday Life of the North American Indian

by Jon Manchip White Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman....


From the Deep Woods to Civilization

by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.


Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark

by Grace Raymond Hebard Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Remarkable study, based on exacting research, unravels the tangled threads of Sacajawea's family life, describes her personal traits, and significant services she rendered during a grand adventure that would...


Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians

by Edward Morris Opler Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Classic study of myths relating to creation, agriculture and rain, hunting rituals, coyote cycle, monstrous enemy stories, many more.


Native American Dance Steps

by Bessie Evans & May G. Evans Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

This well-researched book provides details of the varied steps Native American groups have used to express ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée.


Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

by Herbert J. Spinden Dover Publications (August 31, 2012)

Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, etc. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.


Tales of the North American Indians

by Stith Thompson Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

Nearly 100 myths and legends of heroes, journeys to the other world, animal wives and husbands, and even biblical subjects include "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky" (Seneca), "The Star Husband" (Ojibwa), "Crossing...


Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History

by Charles Avery Amsden Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

First in-depth technical study of Navaho weaving—dyes, looms, other aspects. Over 230 illustrations, including more than 100 excellent photographs.


Sign Language Among North American Indians

by Garrick Mallery Dover Publications (August 02, 2012)

Fascinating, wide-ranging study describes and illustrates signs used for specific words, phrases, sentences, and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing.


Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O’Bryan Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

A testimony to the power of one woman's spirit, this moving collection of autobiographical tales and family stories portrays a Native American teacher's struggle between her heritage and American society.


A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Exposé of the Plight of the Native Americans

by Helen Hunt Jackson Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

This volume documents a succession of broken treaties, forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment visited upon the Delaware, Cheyenne, and other tribes.


An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552

by William Gates Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

16th-century codex was first herbal and medical text compiled in the New World, with ancient remedies for everything from hiccoughs to gout. Index. New Introduction. Over 180 black-and-white and 38 color illustrations....


Yucatan Before and After the Conquest

by Diego de Landa Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Describes geography and natural history of the peninsula, gives brief history of Mayan life, discusses Spanish conquest, and provides a long summary of Maya civilization. 4 maps, and over 120 illustrations.


Indian Boyhood

by Charles A. Eastman Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Chronicles first 15 years in life of a native Santee Sioux Indian in mid-19th century: childhood memories, training in the hunt, woodlore, religious practices, medicine men, more. 13 illustrations.


The Soul of the Indian

by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

The author discusses forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world, emphasizing the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.


Myths of the Cherokee

by James Mooney Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.


How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

by Frances Densmore Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. 33 plates.


Geronimo: My Life

by Geronimo & S. M. Barrett Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Completely and utterly authentic, this classic's captivating narrator is the legendary warrior and shaman himself, who describes his early life and his family, rituals related to hunting and religion, and his...


Indian Sign Language

by William Tomkins Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Learn to communicate without words with these authentic signs. Learn over 525 signs, developed by the Sioux, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and others. Book also contains 290 pictographs of the Sioux and Ojibway...


Native American Mythology

by Hartley Burr Alexander Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and...