New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 3-214,  pp. Three-quarter brown cloth over red paper with red lettering on the spine. Price of $8.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. A short history of the social status of Native women across different tribes west of the Mississippi. The book was written by a husband and wife team who explore the marriage rituals, clothing styles, political dynamics, divorce customs, and other aspects of western Native women's lives. The rear jacket flap of the book advertises itself as "the first comprehensive study of the North American Indian woman at the time of the white man's arrival on the continent" Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00008796
A Near Fine book with three tiny spots of discoloration on the fore-edge in a Near Fine dust jacket with minor edge wear and two tiny spots of darkening to the front panel.