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Over a Century of Moving to the Drum: Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Indian Reservation

By: Arlee, Johnny

Price: $23.38

Publisher: Pablo, MT, Salish Kootenai College Press: 1998

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED by the Author

Seller ID: 040755

ISBN: 0917298578

Condition: Very Good+


xii, 92 pp, glossy red-yel SC wraps w/illustrated front panel & pictorial rear panel, Inscribed & SIGNED by the author on the half title page. The Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana is home to four Salish tribes and one Kootenai tribe. The powwow or celebration has been an express ion of Salish traditions and values. The celebration is an express of their Indian identity. The Arlee Celebraton includes Indian dancing of various styles. The author describes the dances and activities at early Salish celebrations. He recounts some of the changes in the celebration during his... View more info

The Women's West

By: Armitage, Susan & Jameson, Elizabeth

Price: $31.88

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038696

ISBN: 0806120436

Condition: Near Fine


xi, 323 pp, light brown cloth covered boards w/red lettering, glossy wht-black dj w/pictorial front panel w/wht-red-black lettering. The book contains twentyy-one articles that creates a multidimensional portrait of western women. The women presented were hardy seekers who came west in search of jobs, freedom, or land to homestead. View more info

Flowers of the Southwest Mountains : Popular Series No. 7

By: Arnberger, Leslie P.

Price: $5.53

Publisher: Globe, AZ, Southwestern Monuments Association: 1962

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 051139

Condition: Good+


112 pp, white SC wraps w/blu-green-wht illustration on the front cover and text on the rear cover. The booklet introduces the reader to some of the more common and beautiful plants of the Southwest mountains. It is a guide to the mountain flowers of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. This covers the flowers from 7000 feet up to above the timberline. line sunning on the front cover. View more info

Jeff Davis's Own - Cavalry, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier

By: Arnold, James R.

Price: $11.69

Publisher: Edison, NJ, Castle Books: 2007

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040704

ISBN: 0785821910

Condition: Near Fine


vi, 378 pp, black papercovered boards w/bronze lettering on the spine, glossy blu-light brown dj w/pictorial front panel. The Comanche reacted to the relocation of eastern Native American tribes and the increasing encroachment of the settlers that threatened the survival of the Great Plains tribes. The government's answer was the Second Cavalry, created by U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. It was designed to fight a mobile war with innovative tactics, this select unit tunred the tide of the battle for the West and also forged the commanders of both sides of America's next great confli... View more info

Thunder in the Southwest : Echoes from the Wild Frontier

By: Arnold, Oren

Price: $28.48

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033680

Condition: Very Good


ix, 237 pp, green cloth covered boards w/silver lettering, dj white-brown-yel w/color illustrated front panel & spine. The book contains sixteen episodes which occurred a the time when the six-shooter and the noose were the law of the land. Some of the stories are: Black ghosts of Bisbee, Number one Bandit, Bluff and Blood at Tombstone, the Stolen Sisters, Baron of the Border, Feud Fury, Insurrecto!, Jailbrids of the old Southwest, We Remember Pancho, O Pioneers and others. dj stained on front & rear panels. View more info

Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail

By: Arnold, Sam'l P.

Price: $26.99

Publisher: Niwot, CO, University Press of Colorado: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051307

ISBN: 087081180x

Condition: Near Fine-


xvi, (2), 130 pp, cream cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine, blu-cream-brown dj w/wraparound color illustration of early travelers cooking on the Santa Fe trail. The book is illustrated with scenes from the period and contains recipes of trappers, traders, settlers, various Inidan tribes, Mexicans and military soldiers. Prev owner wrote on the ffep. View more info

Zeb Pike American Heroes

By: Aronson, Howard S.

Price: $22.10

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1965

Seller ID: 051652

Condition: Very Good


i-48 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/darl brown illusration of Pike on front cover and dark brown lettering on the spine, orange map endpapers, white dj w/color illustrated front panel of Pike and black and white photo of author on rear panel. Ten color illustrations in text. The story of American soldiers and their leader. Lieutenant Zebulon Mongomery Pike explored middle American before there was an old frontier. President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase from Napolon of France accquired the territory from the king of SPain and added to our Western Territories. The... View more info

The Barn : a vanishing landmark in North America

By: Arthur, Eric and Witney, Dudley

Price: $28.48

Publisher: Greenwich, CT, New York Graphic Society Ltd.: 1972

Seller ID: 017091

Condition: Very Good


256 pp, light brwn linen boards w/dark brown lettering, illustrated endpapers. Tribute to the North American barn, that shows that man naturally knows how to build good & true buildings. slight soiling to the boards. View more info

From the Pecos to the Powder - a Cowboy's Autobiography

By: As Told to Adams, Ramon F. by Kennone, Bob

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1965

Edition: First Edtion

Seller ID: 051671

Condition: Near Fine


xi, 252 pp, (1), grey cloth covered boards w/black title block on the spine w/gilt lettering, top edge red. The sister-in-law of Bob Kennon tolg Ramon Adams that Bob Kennon was a close freind to Charles Russell. Ramon Adams corresponded with mr. Kennon and collect information on Charles Russell and along with the life that Bob Kennon led. View more info

Business of Jews in Louisiana, 1840-1875

By: Ashkenazi, Elliott

Price: $15.09

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL, The University of Alabama Press: 1988

Seller ID: 035424

ISBN: 0817303189

Condition: Very Good+


xii, 219 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/silver lettering, glossy wht dj w/purple borders & illustration & w/purple-green lettering on the spine. The book researches whether the Jews who lived in the SOuth during the 19th century, acted differently from their non-Jewish neighbors in commercial matters. View more info

Our Federal Union : the United States from 1816 to 1865

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $165.75

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013294

ISBN: 0039522833

Condition: Very Good


278 pp, yel-black cloth covered boards, dj blu-brown-black. Traces American history between 1816 and 1865. Includes the beginnings of political division and the origins and battles of the Civil War. This was an era that was people with fascinating personalities and filled with monumental events. Several scrapped spots on the dj. View more info

Texans, Guns & History

By: Askins, Col. Charles

Price: $36.13

Publisher: New York, NY, Winchester Press: 1970

Seller ID: 039283

ISBN: 0876910185

Condition: Very Good+


ix, 246 pp, red boards w/gilt lettering, dj light orange w/black-red lettering w/black-and-white pictorial front panel. The author tells of the early days of the West when it was young and frisky, raw and booming. Some of the characters in the book are McNelly's Rangers, Capt. John Hughes, El Paso's Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire, Sam Bass, John Wesley Hardin, Bonnie and Clyde, Capt. Frank Hammer, and many others. The author describes some of the early Texans and how they made the most of their opportunity in early Texas. prev owner stamped a W on the ffep. View more info

The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America

By: Athearn, Robert G. w/foreword By West, Elliott

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034733

ISBN: 0700603042

Condition: Near Fine


xii, 319 pp, grey cloth covered boards w/black lettering, dj silver w/red-black lettering w/black-and-white pictorial front panel. The author's eleven and last book. The author looks at how different developments shaped the modern West. View more info

The Texas Indians

By: Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

Price: $24.95

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1953

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 038066

Condition: Very Good


xx, 250 pp, yel-black cloth covered boards w/black lettering & black illustrated front panel and endpaper maps, dj brown-black w/black lettering & black illustrated front panel. The book provides the story of the Ameircan aborigine who roamed the prairies of Texas and the Southwest. It tells how he lived, worshiped his gods, fought his wars, his sciences, and his laws. reprint of Radar #198. dj small stain at bottom of the spine w/small chips along the top & bottom edges. View more info

The Texas Indians

By: Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

Price: $68.00

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039532

Condition: Very Good-


(16), 345 pp, yel cloth covered boards w/black lettering & black illustrated front panel and endpaper maps, bibliography p. 335-345. The book provides the story of the Ameircan aborigine who roamed the prairies of Texas and the Southwest. It tells how he lived, worshiped his gods, fought his wars, his sciences, and his laws. Rader #198. slight soiling to the boards, spine sunned, some discoloration to front & rear hinges. View more info

The Regional Vocabulary of Texas

By: Atwood, E. Bagby

Price: $29.71

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1969

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 050889

ISBN: 0292733496

Condition: Very Good


xiii, 273 pp, red cloth boards w/silver letters. Vocabulary survey that was concerned primary with Texas and is to a great extent obsolescent. Many of the regional words reflect an era when most of the citizens were rural or knew something of rural life, before mechanization had become too commonplace. The word usages were collected in direct interviews w/men & women of the Southwest. dj small chips on top edge of the dj, sunning of the spine, dj price-clipped, prev owner wrote on the ffep in Spanish. View more info

The Land of Little Rain

By: Austin, Mary H.

Price: $8.46

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press: 1986

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 049707

ISBN: 0826303587

Condition: Very Good


xx, 171 pp, light brown SC wraps w/dark brown illustrated front & rear panels w/blue-brown lettering on front & rear panels. This was Mary Austin's first book is considered classic of southwestern literature. She describes the plant, animal, and human life of the border region of Southern California and Arizona, land of the yucca, the coyote, and the buzzard, inhabited by miners, vaqueros, adn Shoshone and Paiute Indians. light sunning to the spine. View more info

Between the Lines: The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru

By: Aveni, Anthony F.

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034972

ISBN: 0292704968

Condition: Near Fine


xiv, 257 pp, black cloth covered boards w/silver lettering, glossy black w/red-light yel-wht lettering w/whit illustration and gry-black pictorial on the front panel. The book researches the more than 1,000 animal, human and geometric figures that cover 400 square miles of barren pampa in southern Peru. The makers created lifelike images of monkeys, birds, and spiders with the giant drawings strectching across thousands of yards. View more info

"Crab is King" - the Colorful Story of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

By: Averbuch, Bernard

Price: $9.78

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Mabuhay Publishing Co.: 1973

Seller ID: 050414

Condition: Very Good


190 pp, [2], orange-white SC wraps w/orange pictorial front panel & spine, rear cover white w/text. The book presents the stories and history of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. It has the story of the wreck of the Rio de Janeiro, Barney Gould's showboat, Alcatraz Island, Maritime Museum, the Balclutha, Benny Bufano's statue, Ghirardellis Square, the Cannery, and many others. It has information on the Italians, the Chinese, Enrico Caruso, Jack London, and others who helped make the Wharf famous. It also contains recipes from Fisherman's Wharf. View more info

Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers

By: Awbrey, Betty Dooley & Dooley, Claude and the Texas Historical Commission

Price: $11.01

Publisher: Houston, TX, Gulf Publishing Company: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040658

ISBN: 0884150593

Condition: Very Good


x, 540 pp, glossy grey-black-light yel SC wraps w/pictorial front panel w/white-red lettering. By the time the second edition of Why Stop? was published there were almost 10,000 historical markers in Texas, and since 1985, approximately 1,000 markers ahve been added. More than 200 of these are located along state and federal highways and are included in thsi third edition of Why Stop? prev owner's name is on the top edge of the title page. View more info