Indian Artifact Books

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Ancient Art of the Mississippi Valley

Ancient Art of the Mississippi Valley - by William Holmes

$10.00 Condition - Used Very Good

Softcover reprint titled Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley: A Study of the Collection of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences Vol. IV by William H Holmes. Originally published in 1886. This reprint published by Caddo Press. Well illustrated. Size is about 5 1/4" by 8 1/4", about 75 pages.


Who's Who In Indian Relics #1

Who's Who In Indian Relics #1 - Hubert Wachtell

Price: $60.00 Condition: Used - Very Very Good

Hubert Wachtell authored this  book which was reprinted by Charley Drake in 1980. It has 252 pages with photographs of notable collectors from 1950-1960's.  There are over 80 collectors like Eugene Favell, Dean Driskell, Art Gerber, Herb Meyer, Max Shipley, Ed Zimmerman and many more.  Lots of photographs of authentic arrowheads, pottery, stones axes, bannerstones, discoidals and pipes. A incredible collectors editon. Condition is very good.


Who's Who In Indian

Who's Who In Indian Relics #2 - Hubert Wachtell

Price: $60.00 Condition: Used - Very Good

Hubert Wachtell authored this  book which was reprinted by Charley Drake in 1980. It has 252 pages with photographs of notable collectors from 1950-1960's.  There are over 80 collectors like Ed Buel, Thomas Gilcrease, Byron Knoblock, Cameron Parks, Ben Thompson, Raymond Vietzen, BW Stephens, Earl Townsend, T Hugh Young, Edward Payne and many more.  Lots of photographs of authentic arrowheads, pottery, stones axes, bannerstones, discoidals and pipes. A incredible collectors editon. Condition is very good.


The Cahokia Mounds

The Cahokia Mounds

$25.00 Condition - Used - Very Good

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication. This edition of Moorehead's excavations at Cahokia provides a comprehensive collection of Moorehead's investigations of the nation's largest prehistoric mound center. Covering almost fourteen square kilometers in Illinois, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the largest prehistoric mound center in North America and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Built between A.D. 1050 and 1350, Cahokia originally contained the remains of over 100 earthen mounds that were used as places for Native American rituals, homes of chiefs, or elite tombs. Earlier scientists debated whether the mounds were part of the natural landscape, and many were destroyed by urban and industrial development. This book is a report of archaeological investigations conducted at Cahokia from 1921 to 1927 by Warren K. Moorehead, who confirmed that the mounds were built by indigenous peoples and who worked to assure preservation of the site. The volume includes Moorehead's final 1929 report along with portions of two preliminary reports, covering both Cahokia and several surrounding mound groups.John Kelly's introduction to the book sets Moorehead's investigations in the context of other work conducted at Cahokia prior to the 1920s and afterwards. Kelly reviews Moorehead's work, which employed 19th-century excavation techniques combined with contemporary analytical methods, and explains how Moorehead contended with local social and political pressures. Moorehead's work represented important excavations at a time when little other similar work was being done in the Midwest. The reissue of his findings gives us a glimpse into an important archaeological effort and helps us better appreciate the prehistoric legacy that he helped preserve. 432 pages.


Cities of Ancient Mexico Reconstructing a Lost World

Cities of Ancient Mexico Reconstructing a Lost World by Jeremy Sabloff

$15.00 Condition - Used Very Good

Ancient Mexico was one of the great independent hearths of civilization. Out of a varied landscape grew some of the richest cultures of the early historic world - Olmec, Zapotec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec. Standard histories tend to focus on the individual societies, but Jeremy Sabloff's popular study takes an original approach, emphasizing the unity of Mexican civilization. In a series of fascinating vignettes, Professor Sabloff describes what it would have been like to have lived during the heyday of Mexico's greatest cities. Through the eyes of astronomers and ballplayers, merchants and priests, we see the temples, palaces, and tombs of a civilization obsessed with ritual and death. But who built these cities and how do we know? Sabloff explains convincingly just why archaeologists believe in the indigenous origins of Mexican civilization. This updated edition includes the latest archaeological research on the ancient cities of Mexico: incorporates breakthroughs in the decipherment of the Maya script; and draws on fresh readings of Aztec ethnohistorical sources. Throughout the author reveals the new ideas and techniques revolutionizing archaeological fieldwork and shows how the latest evidence is being used to reconstruct a fuller picture of life in these ancient cities..


Tribal Art Essential World Guide

Tribal Art Essential World Guide by Judith Miller

$15.00 Condition - Used Very Good

The only guide that features art from tribes and cultural groups from all around the world, not just one region, Tribal Art features historical, cultural, and price guide information on the art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and is the definitive collector's guide for tribal art enthusiasts. Incredible photographs of world historic artifacts with price values. Great refernece book for collectors.

One of the world's leading experts in the field, Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960's and has since written more than 80 books, many of which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers. Since October 2002


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Art of The American Indian Frontier by David Penney

$20.00 Condition - Used Very Good

Art of the American Indian Frontier examines an incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. The collection resulted from the efforts of Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, whose early childhood fascination with the Indian frontier past evolved into a vast collection and study.


Mummies Myth and Magic

Mummies Myth and Magic by Christine El Mahdy

$10.00 Condition - Used Very Good

Art of the American Indian Frontier examines an incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. The collection resulted from the efforts of Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, whose early childhood fascination with the Indian frontier past evolved into a vast collection and study.