1st Ed. Oversized rust colored cloth in unclipped jacket. 374pp. Book itself is just about fine with a touch of rubbing to extremes and no internal names marking. Unclipped white glossy jacket with color illustration to cover has some quite light edgewear and two closed tears which seal up nicely in the new mylar protector. -Quality Counts! All books shipped in Cardboard and all books with dust jackets have mylar jacket protectors., Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Born in 1895, Carobeth Laird was married in 1916 to the brilliant but eccentric anthropologist John Peabody Harrington; in her memoir Encounter with an Angry God (Malki, 1975), she had told how they combed rural California for surviving speakers of little-known American Indian languages. In 1923 she divorced Harrington to marry George Laird, a Chemehuevi Indian from the lower Colorado River, with whom she lived a full life until his death in 1940.
Carobeth Laird s book The Chemehuevis (Malki, 1976), based on information provided by her husband, was the first description ever published of aboriginal Chemehuevi culture. In the present volume, Mrs. Laird presents the myths of the Chemehuevi, as transcribed from her husband s telling and accompanied by her own detailed analyses. These narratives of the days when animals were people , when Coyote and Wolf ordained the paths to be followed by the human species which was to come after them, is one of the richest collections of Native American traditional literature which has yet appeared. The book contains a glossary of Chemehuevi words and a bibliography.
Carobeth Laird, one of Malki s beloved authors, wrote with clarity and grace, and this book published after her death in 1983 remains one of the most comprehensive discussions of a southern California mythology. The myths are saturated with wonder and magic; they contain dream-like mutations and transitions, she writes in this powerful book. On the other hand, they mirror the natural world and its inhabitants with the greatest clarity and contain detailed descriptions of the manufacture of artifacts, of hunting, food gathering, social intercourse, and all the ordinary pursuits of mortals. These myths are the repository of the experience and spirituality of a people whose mode of thought is not inferior, but in many dimensions wholly alien, to the modern mentality. This book is, in many ways, her greatest monument.
Title: Mirror and Pattern : George Laird's World of...
Publisher: Malki Museum Press
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, Boston, 1849. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. ]Purple boards. +iv-359p+[ads],maps,cep.Personal copy of Rev. Abilone Bingham [1786-1864] Well known missionary on Tonawanda Reservation near Buffalo New York. 1n 1828 was appointed as missionary to the Ojibway Indians of Lake Superior at Sault Ste. Marie. Signed and dated 1849 four line ink and two line on fep.1/4" cloth loss at head Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 1837
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