Full title: The Indian's Book - An offering by the American Indians of Indian Lore, Musical and Narrative, to form record of the songs and legends of their race.
Recorded and edited by Natalie Curtis.
Illustrations from photographs and from original drawings by Indians.
The Indians are the authors of this volume. The songs and stories are theirs: the drawing, cover and design and title pages were made by them. The work of the recorder has been but collecting, editing, and arranging of the Indians 'contributions'.
Preface, foreword, introduction.
Eastern Indians - Wabanaki.
Plains Indians -Organisation of them, The Holy Man or "Medicine Man" - Dakota, Pawnee, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa.
Lake Indians - Winnebago.
Northwestern Indians - Kwakiutl.
Southwestern Indians - Pima, Apache, Mojave-Apache, Yuma, Navajo.
Pueblo Indians - Zuni, San Juan, Acoma, Laguna, Hopi.
With a foreword from president Theodore Roosevelt.
Natalie Curtis Burlin (1875 - 1921) was an American ethnomusicologist. Curtis, along with Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Frances Densmore, was one of a small group of woman doing important ethnological studies in Nort America at the beginning of the 20th century. She is remembered for her transcriptions and publications of traditional music of Native American tribes.
In good condition. The spine has a bit browned. Solid binding (repaired). Complete. Without spotting or tears. Ex-libris and one library stamp.
A well-preserved copy and a great piece of history.
The package weighs 2 kilograms.