American Indian Basketry Magazine. Whole Alaska issue, No. 6.
(Vol. 2, No. 2.) Many photographs and illustrations.
E.S. Meany “Attu and Yakutat basketry”
J. M. Gogol. “Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut Basketry of Alaska”
Sue E. Devine. “Spruce Root Hats of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimsian”
Ronald L. Weber. “Tsimshian Twined Basketry: Stylistic and Cultural Relationships”
Ann Chandonnet. Mingqaaliyaraq: Books on Eskimo and Aleut Basketry.
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(Austin Hammond) Daanawaak: For the children; Life and times of Austin Hammond. Video cassette (VHS) 26 minutes running time. Sealaska Heritage, 1995. A film about the life and legacy of Austin Hammond, Daanawaak, the revered Tlingit leader from Haines, Alaska. Condition VG, with some light stains to the back of the case.
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Birket-Smith, Kaj., and De Laguna, Frederica. The Eyak Indians of the Copper River Delta, Alaska. Hardcover reprint, no dust jacket as issued.
Very scarce 1976 reprint by AMS Press. 591 pages. Dark red cloth covers. This is a new copy and has some shiny areas to the front and back covers from the plastic that was wrapped around the book at the factory, and stored in this plastic for 30 years.
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|Davis, Carol Beery. Totem Echoes : a collection of authentic southeast Alaskan native tunes. Compiled and arranged by Carol Beery Davis, assistant in arranging, Sylvia Audrey Davis. First edition, special limited edition. Privately published in Juneau, Alaska, by the Miner Publishing Company, 1984. 128 pages, illustrations, vintage b&w photographs, music. Hardcover, 4to, dark green cloth with inserted cover illustration, gold lettering. Former owner's address on ffep, otherwise near fine. Rare work on musical ethnography, ethnology, and native folklore of Southeast Alaska, from Yakutat south including Klukwan, Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Pelican, Hoonah, Chichagof, Tenakee Springs, Chatham, Sitka, Angoon, Kake, Port Alexander, Petersburg, Wrangell, Klawock, Craig, Kasaan, Ketchikan, and Metlakatla. Southeast Alaska Indian music. CONTENTS: Festive Dance & Tom-Tom Song; Berry-picking Song; Told at Twilight; Kusehani; Hoonah Medicine Man; Burial Song (Lament); Mr. Crow; Interior Dance (Kuana-Ayon); False Lover; Worm Girl Song; Thunderbird (Memorial Song); Picnic Song; Bridal Song; Ptarmigan Strut; Man in the Moon (Song & Dance); Eskimo Medicine Man; Stikine War Dance; My Own Kusehani. Words of the songs in Tlingit and English. [keywords: Tlingit Indians--Songs and music. Indians of North America--Alaska--Songs and music. Ethnomusicology]. [shelf locator: Alaska Native Peoples OP Bookcase] INV#1342. $150 plus $5 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this book. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
Some Dynamic Forces in Tlingit Society
De Laguna, Frederica . SOME DYNAMIC FORCES IN TLINGIT SOCIETY. Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania; Arctic Institute of North America; no date, circa 1952; report measures 9" X 11.5"; 20 pages; anthropology of the Tlingit, based on observations in the summer of 1950; rigid binder with A.I.N.A. label; typewritten on transparent paper; occassional corrections in pen; very good condition; Important RARE original report, not found at Alaska State Library, nor at UAF or UAA libraries. [shelf locator: Anthropology Bookcase] $250 + $5 ship/ins. order from dick@AlaskaWanted.com
|De Laguna, Frederica. Under Mount Saint
Elias: the history and culture of the Yakutat Tlingit.
3 large volumes. Washington, Smithsonian Institution
Press;1972. (Smithsonian contributions to anthropology
v. 7). Photographs. Bibliography. Tlingit Indians. Very Good
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Duncan, Kate C. Northern Athapaskan Art : a beadwork tradition. Seattle : University of Washington Press. 1989. HARDCOVER in good+ dust jacket. 224 pages (32 pages of plates, some in color), maps, index. [keywords: Athapascan embroidery; Athapascan beadwork--Canada; Athapascan beadwork--Alaska. $250 plus $7 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra). To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
[Episcopal Church]. Service book; being parts of the Book of common prayer, set forth for use in the dialect of the Qliyukuwhutana Indians at the Mission of Our Saviour, Tanana, Alaska. 1908. Episcopal Church. Book of common prayer. New York, Bible & Common Prayer Book Society. 109 pages. [keywords: Episcopal Church, Alaska; Tanana; Prayer-books and devotions]. Xlibrary, otherwise good. Very rare. INV#1338. $175 plus $6 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra). To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
|[VHS video tape] "Gwich'in
Niintsyaa, the 1988 Arctic Village Gathering" Publisher:
Gwich'in Niintsyaa Steering Committee, Anchorage, Alaska,
c1989. Portions in Athapascan with English subtitles, the
rest is in English.
"Caribou People: Gwich'in Niintsyaa is the story of the gathering that sparked the Gwich'in struggle to protect the calving grounds of the Porcupine (River) Caribou Herd from oil development.The Porcupine herd is the basis of Gwich'in life and culture. A gathering of all the bands is only called in times of great danger. Over 100 years after the last such gathering, the chiefs called the Gwich'in Niintsyaa in 1988 to confront thethreat to the caribou."
The entire Gwich’in Nation was called together by our chiefs in Arctic Village, Alaska, June 5-10, 1988, to carefully address this issue and to seek the advice of our elders. The Gwich’in people of every community from Arctic Village, Venetie, Fort Yukon, Beaver, Chalkyitsik, Birch Creek, Stevens Village, Circle, and Eagle Village in Alaska; from Old Crow, Fort McPherson, Arctic Red River, Aklavik, and Inuvik in Canada decided that the United States Congress and President should recognize the rights of the Gwich’in people to continue to live their way of life by prohibiting development in the calving and post-calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.
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[VHS video tape] Haa Shagoon, presented by the Chilkoot Indian Association of Haines, Alaska.
Written, directed and produced by Joseph Kawaky. Berkeley, Calif.
Filmed in 1980, produced in 1983.
"Documents a day of Tlingit Indian ceremony along the Chilkoot River, ancestral home of the Chilkoot Tlingit."
In English, portions in Tlingit with English subtitles or voice over.
Features Austin Hammond.
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|Jochelson, Waldemar. History, Ethnology, and Anthropology of the Aleut. University of Utah Press, 2002. 91 pages. Softcover, reprint. Illustrations. (Anthropology of Pacific North America series, originally published in 1933). Chapters: Ch. I. History of the Discovery of the Aleutian Islands -- Ch. II. The Aleut. Sailing from the Shumagin Islands to Bering Sea. The Bering Island. The Landing. The Death of Bering -- Ch. III. Economic Activities of the Aleut. The Fur-Seal Fisheries. Killing of Fur Seals. Fishing. Bird Hunting. The Skin-Boat -- Ch. IV. Cultural Activities of the Aleut. Grass Work of Aleut Women. Grasses for Weaving. Edible Roots and Grasses. Games. Ornamental Figures and their Aleut Names -- Ch. V. Relationship System of the Aleut. Social and Historical Meaning of Terms. Form of Address. Aleut Personal Names Before Baptism -- Ch. VI. Mythology of the Aleut. An Epic Narrative of the Pribolof Islands. Amulets -- Ch. VII. Physical Types -- Ch. VIII. Measures of Time and Spaces. The Seasons. Aleut Measures. Cardinal Points. Based on Jochelson’s 1909-1910 fieldwork with the Aleut, this is the ethnographic continuation of his archaeological investigations. This volume presents a comprehensive picture of Aleut society a hundred years ago. “After nearly a century, Jochelson’s works remain the most comprehensive treatment of Aleutian archaeology and ethnography in print. They are an indispensable resource for scholars, but thanks in part to the lavish use of historic photographs they also have great appeal for the lay reader.”—Rick Knecht, Museum of the Aleutians. [keywords: Aleuts; Aleutian Islands, Alaska]. Condition: New. [shelf locator: Alaska Native Peoples Bookcase] Was $14.95, SALE $8 plus $3 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra). I can mail up to 7 copies of this book by priority mail for $6 postage. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.co|
|Knapp, Frances, and Rheta
Louise Childe (Dorr). The Thlinkets
of Southeastern Alaska. 1896. Stone and Kimball,
Chicago. Illustrated frontis. 197 pages. Photographs.
Previous owner's name (Robert Lansing) on ffep, which has a
chipped corner; dated Seattle, Sept. 1896. Chipped label on
spine. Dark red cloth with moderate wear at edges, otherwise
very good.. VERY SCARCE BOOK! "Notes
gathered from the older Indians at Sitka during a
three-year residence" Melvin Ricks, 1960.
(keywords: Tlingit Indians, Sitka).
Murdoch, John. Ethnological Results of the Point Barrow Expedition. 1892.
Washington: Government Printing Office. First Edition.
Hand bound in London, England, in fine full calf.
A sumptuous volume that would make a wonderful gift, presentation, or award.
The only major early ethnography of northern Alaskan Eskimos, Murdoch's heavily illustrated study of this unique people's society and material culture remains a seminal reference work.
"The people whose arts and industries are represented by the collection to be described are the Eskimo of the northwestern extremity of the continent of North America, who make permanent homes at the two villages of Nuwuk and Utkiavwin. Small contributions to the collection were obtained from natives of Wainwright Inlet and from people of the Inland River (Nunatafimiun) who visited the northern villages. Nuwuk, "the Point," is situated on a slightly elevated knoll at the extremity of Point Barrow...and Utkiavwln, "the Cliffs," at the beginning of the high land at Cape Smyth, 11 miles southwest from Nuwuk. The name Utkiavwln was explained as meaning "the high place, whence one can look out," and was said to be equivalent to Ikplk, a cliff...."
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction 19; List of works consulted 20; Situation and surroundings 26; Climate 30; People -" 38; Physical characteristics 33; Pathology 39; Psychical characteristics 40; Tribal phenomena 12; Social surroundings 43; Contact with uncivilized people 43; Other Eskimo 43; Indians 49; Contact with civilized people 51; Natural resources 55; Animals 55; Mammals 55; Birds 56; Fishes 58; Insects and other invertebrates 59; Plants 59; Minerals 60; Culture 61; Means of subsistence 61; Food 61; Substances used for food 61; Means of preparing food 63; Time and frequency of eating 63; Drinks 64; Narcotics 65; Habitations 72; The winter house 72; Arrangement in villages 79; Snow houses 81; Tents 83; Household utensils 86; For holding and carrying food, water, etc 86; Canteens 86; Wallets, etc 86; Buckets and tubs 86; Meat bowls 89; For preparing food 90; Pots of stone and other materials 90; Bone crushers 93; For serving and eating food 99; Trays 99; Drinking vessels 101; Whalebone cups 101; Spoons and ladles 104; Miscellaneous household utensils 105; Lamps 105; Clothing 107; Material 109; Style of dress 110; Head clothing 112; Frocks 113; Mantles 121; Rainfrocks 122; Arm clothing 123; Mittens 123; Gloves 124; Leg and foot clothing 125; Breeches 125; Pantaloons 126; Stockings 129; Boots and shoes 129; Parts of dress 135; Belts 135; Ornaments 138; Personal adornment 138; Skin ornamentation 138; Tattooing 138; Painting 140; Head ornaments 140; Method of wearing the hair 140; Head hands 142; Ear rings 142; Labrets 143; Neck ornaments 148; Ornaments of the limbs 148; Bracelets 148; Finger rings 149; Miscellaneous ornaments 149; Beads 149; Toilet articles 149; Implements of general use, etc 150; Tools 150; Knives 150; Adzes 165; Chisels 172; Whalebone shaves 173; Saws 174; Drills and borers 175; Hammers 182; Files 182; Whetstones 183; Tool boxes and bags 185; Weapons 191; Projectile weapons 193; Firearms 193; Whaling guns 195; Bows 195; Arrows 201; Bear arrows; Bow cases and quivers 207; Bracers 209; Bird darts 210; Seal darts 214; Harpoons Thrusting weapons; Harpoons; Lances; Throwing weapons; Hunting implements other than weapons; Floats 246; Flipper toggles; Harpoon boxes 247; Nets 251; Seal calls 253; Seal rattles 254; Seal indicators 254; Sealing stools 255; Seal drags 256; Whalebone wolf-killers 259; Traps 26O; Snow-goggles 260; Meat cache markers 262; Methods of hunting 263; The polar bear 263; The wolf 263; The fox 264; The reindeer 264; The seal 268; The walrus 272; The whale 272; Fowl 276; Implements for fishing 278; Hooks and lines 278; Nets 284; Spears 286; Flint working 287; Fire making 289; Drills 289; Flint and steel 291; Kindlings 291; Bow and arrow making 291; The marlin spike 291; The twisters 292; The feather setter 294; Skin working 294; Scrapers 294; Scraper cups 299; Combs for deer skins 300; Manufacture of lines of thong 301; Builders tools 302; For excavating 302; Tools for snow and ice working 304; Snow knives 304; Snow shovels 305; Ice picks 307; Ice scoops 308; Implements for procuring and preparing food 310; Blubber hooks 310; Fish sealer 311; Making and working fiber 311; Twisting and braiding 311; Netting 312; Netting weights 315; Weaving 316; Sewing 317; Means of locomotion and transportation 328; Traveling by water 328; Kaiaks [kayaks] and paddles 328; Umiaks and liftings 335; Traveling on foot 344; Snowshoes 344; Staff 352; Land conveyances 353; Sledges 353; Dogs and harness 357; Hunting scores 360; Games and pastimes 364; Gambling 364; Festivals 365; Mechanical contrivances 372; Description of festivals 373; Toys and sports for children and others 376; Playthings 376; Dolls 380; Juvenile implements; 383; Games and sports 383; Music 385; Musical instruments 385; Character and frequency of music 388; Art 389; Domestic life 410; Marriage 410; Standing and treatment of women 413; Children 414; Rights and wrongs 419; Social life and customs 420; Personal habits and cleanliness 420; Salutation 422; Healing 422; Customs concerning the dead 423; Abstentions 423; Manner of disposing of the dead 424; Government 427; In the family 427; In the village 427; Religion 430; General ideas 430; Amulets 434.
JUST SOME OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS: Woman stretching skins; Pipes; pipe with metal bowl ; pipe with stone bowl; pipe with bowl of antler or ivory; Pipe made of willow stick; Tobacco pouches; Plans of Eskimo winter house; Interior of iglu, looking toward door; Interior of iglu, looking toward bench; House in Utkiavwiti; Ground plan and section of winter house in Mackenzie region; Ground plan of large snow house; Tent on the beach at Utkiavwin; Wooden bucket; Large tub; Whalebone dish; Meat bowl; Stone pot; Small stone pot; Fragments of pottery; Stone maul; Bone maul; Meat dish; Oblong meat dish; Oblong meat dish, very old; Fish dish; Whalebone cup; Horn dipper; Dipper of fossil ivory; Wooden spoon; Horn ladle; Bone ladle; Bone ladle in the form of a whale; Stone house lamp; Sandstone lamp; Traveling lamp; Socket for blabber holder; Man in ordinary deerskin clothes; Woman’s hood; Man’s frock; Pattern of man’s deerskin frock; Detail of trimming, skirt and shoulder of man's frock; Man wearing plain, heavy frock; Man s frock of mountain sheepskin; Man's frock of ermine skins; Pattern of sheepskin frock; Pattern of ermine frock; Woman's frock; Pattern of woman’s frock; Detail of edging, woman’s frock; Details of trimming, woman’s frock; Man’s cloak of deerskin; Pattern of man’s cloak; Deerskin mittens; Deerskin gloves; Man’s breeches of deerskin; Pattern of man’s breeches; Trimming of man’s breeches; Woman’s pantaloons; Patterns of woman’s pantaloons; Pattern of stocking; Man’s boot of deerskin; Pattern of deerskin boot; Man’s dress boot of deerskin; Pattern of man's dress boot of deerskin; Man's dress boot of skin of mountain sheep; Pair of man's dress boots of deerskin; Woman's waterproof sealskin boot; Sketch of “ice-creepers” on boot sole; Man’s belt woven of feathers; Diagram showing method of fastening the ends of feathers in belt; Woman's belt of wolverine toes; Belt-fastener; Man with tattooed cheeks; Woman with ordinary tattooing; Man’s method of wearing the hair; Slate knife; Slate hunting-knife; Blade of slate hunting-knife; Earrings; Plug for enlarging labret hole; Labret of beads and ivory; Blue and white labret from Anderson River; Oblong labret of bone; Oblong labret of soapstone; Ancient labret; Beads of amber; Hair combs; Slate knives; Slate knife-blade; Slate knife; Knife with whalebone blade; Small iron knife; Large crooked knife; Slate-bladed crooked knives; Woman's knife, steel blade; Woman’s ancient slate-bladed knife; Woman’s knife of flaked flint; Hatchet hafted as an adz; Adz-head of jade; Antler chisel; Saw made of deer’s scapula; Bow drill and mouthpiece; Jade whetstones; Tool-bag of wolverine skin; Slungshot made of walrus jaw; Large bow from Nuwuk; Large bow from Sidaru; Feathering of the Eskimo arrow; Flint-headed arrow (kukiksadlin); Fowl arrow (tugaltn); bird arrow (kixodwain); Bow case and quivers; Ancient point for bird dart; Ancient ivory; Harpoon head; Ancient bone harpoon head; Jade blade for seal harpoon; Flint blade for whale harpoon; Slate blade for whale harpoon; Whalebone wolf killers; Bone snow-goggles; Wooden snow-goggles, unusual form; Ivory snow knife; Double kaiak [kayak] paddle; Model kaiak and paddle; Ivory bailer for umiak; Wooden mask and dancing gorget; Ivory figures of bears; Ivory image of whale; Ivory doll; Amulet consisting of ancient jade adz; Little box containing amulet for whaling....
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|Price, Robert E. The Great Father in
Alaska: the Case of the Tlingit and Haida Salmon Fishery.
1990. Softcover. 1st ed. 8 1/2 X 11 inches. Publication
info: Douglas, Alaska: First Street Press. 203 pages.
Illustrations., map. TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PART I. BACKGROUND. I. THE
EARLY HISTORY OF THE TLINGIT AND HAIDA SALMON FISHERY:
Environment; Archaeology; European Exploration; Russian
American Company; Tingit and Haida in 1867; II. POLITICAL STATUS OF THE TLINGIT AND
HAIDA IN 1867: Federal Indian Law in 1867; The
Treaty of Cession; PART II. EARLY
AMERICAN INDIAN POLICY. III.
ALASKA NATIVE POLICY IN THE ERA OF MILITARY OCCUPATION.
IV. THE ORGANIC ACT OF 1884. PART III. CAPITALISM AND SALMON. V. THE SALMON INDUSTRY IN SOUTHEAST
ALASKA: The Early Salmon Salteries in Southeast
Alaska; The Origin of the Pacific Canned Salmon Industry;
The Arrival of the Canned Salmon Industry in Southeast
Alaska; The Evolution of the Fishery in Southeast Alaska; PART IV. ALTERNATIVE INDIAN POLICIES.
VI. THE ADMINISTRATION OF
PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT. VII. WILLIAM DUNCAN
AND METLAKATLA. VIII. 1912 IN ALASKA: The
Second Organic Act; The First Indian Reservations in
Southeast Alaska; The Alaska Native Brotherhood; PART V: THE NEW DEAL. IX. THE TLINGIT AND HAIDA CLAIMS
LEGISLATION; THE INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT: The
Indian Reorganization Act in Congress; Early Implementation
of the Indian Reorganization Act; Opposition of the Salmon
Industry; The 1944 Hearings on Aboriginal Rights; Postwar
Opposition to Aboriginal Rights; Alaska Native Loan Program. PART VI. MODERN PERIOD. Xl. THE EISENHOWER ERA OF THE 1950s:
The Tee-Hit-Ton Decision; The Recurrent Indian Country
Problem; The Resolution of the Fish Trap Dispute; XII. STATE MANAGEMENT OF THE SALMON
FISHERY: The Limited Entry Program; The
Subsistence Fishery; PART VII;
HISTORY OF AN ERA: XIII;
CONCLUSION: The significance of Federal Indian
Policy; The Free Market; The Early Commercial Salmon
Fishery; The Free Market Fishery in Southeast Alaska; The
Influence of the Presbyterian Church; New Deal Conflict with
the Free Market Fishery; State Opposition to the Free Market
Fishery. BIBLIOGRAPHY. INDEX.
(keywords: Tlingit Indians--Fishing--Law and legislation.
Haida Indians--Fishing--Law and legislation. Tlingit
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