The Cheyenne Indians; Their History and Ways of Life. George Bird Grinnell.
The Cheyenne Indians; Their History and Ways of Life

The Cheyenne Indians; Their History and Ways of Life

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. [4], v-ix, [1], 358; [4], v-vii, [1], 430, [2] pp. Red cloth with gold lettering on the spines. Each volume illustrated by a frontispiece. Volume one with twenty-two additional black and white photograph plates and fold-out map in the rear; volume two illustrated with an additional twenty-four black and white photograph plates and with a few in-text illustrations. Photographs by Elizabeth C. Grinnell and Mrs. J.E. Tuell. Hand G236. Howes G432. Rader 1694. Grinnell's thorough study of Cheyenne culture and history. He gives an account of early Cheyenne history, including their patterns of settlement, their origins, and their interactions with white settlers. Grinnell describes Cheyenne clothing, daily life, diet, the Cheyenne calendar, leisure activities like smoking and story-telling, the family structure and marriage customs, as well as divorce, gender roles in Cheyenne culture, music, horses, warfare, Cheyenne religion, medical practices, and important members, or cultural heroes, of the Cheyenne tribe. An exhaustive account by Grinnell, vividly illustrated by candid photographs of the Cheyenne people. Near Fine. Item #00009315

A Near Fine set with light wear to the boards' edges, volume two with a small contemporary bookplate on its front pastedown.

Price: $500.00