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Books and maps tagged “Native Americans”

Lacrosse Playing Cards

Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover Lacrosse Playing Cards

This intriguing deck features illustrations by Jan Padover of Native Americans playing lacrosse.

Days of Grace
California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

Karen Holmes & Sherrie Smith-Ferri Days of Grace; California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

Painter Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) is best remembered for her lifelike portraits of the Pomo Indian peoples of northern California. Less known and studied are the works she produced in 1901 in Hawaii. This book studies those works, and provides historical and biographical background.

Native American Playing Cards
55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

Prospero Art Native American Playing Cards; 55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

This stunning deck features 55 of the best images taken by Internationally known ethnologist and photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952), known as Shadow Catcher, a name bestowed upon him by several tribes.

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits
Americans Against the Grain

Arthur Hoyle Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits; Americans Against the Grain

A journey across American history, colonial period to present, through life stories of exceptional men and women who responded in unconventional ways to the challenges of their time and place

Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West
Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use

James Adams, Michelle Wong, Enrique Villaseñor Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West; Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use

This informative guide covers the traditional healing uses and modern pharmacological data on 115 native plants found in California and the West. While western plants have been used in healing for thousands of years, this book carefully explains the uses of each plant for healing and the spiritual dimension of that healing process. The Fourth Edition is written by two Chumash healers and a professor of pharmacology. This book is like no other, presenting the spiritual dimension of healing as a necessary part of the healing process.

Exploring the Berryessa Region
A Geology, Nature, and History Tour

Bob Schneider, Eldridge and Judy Moores, Marc Hoshovsky, and Peter Schiffman Exploring the Berryessa Region: A Geology, Nature, and History Tour

Tells the story of a landscape, just west of Sacramento and north of SF, born through plate tectonic forces. The region holds geologic wonders including subduction zones, thrust faults, and mud volcanoes. Recreation opportunities aplenty.

Aurelius O. Carpenter
Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri Aurelius O. Carpenter; Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

Aurelius Carpenter photographed the frontier of northern California's rural Mendocino County region.He documented the lives of Pomo Indians and White settlers, the coming of the railroad, logging and shipping industries, and the agricultural endeavors and natural beauties of the area.

The Painter Lady
Grace Carpenter Hudson

Searles R. Boynton The Painter Lady

This hardbound coffee table style book chronicles the life of Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937), the acclaimed artist famous for her images of the Pomo people.

Circles of Life
Katsina Imagery on Hopi Wicker Basketry

Judith W. Finger and Andrew D. Finger Circles of Life; Katsina Imagery on Hopi Wicker Basketry

The Hopi people are well known for their skill and artistry in creating ceramics, jewelry, and most especially, katsina dolls, but this is the first book to detail the basketry art.

The Remarkable Carlo Gentile
Pioneer Italian Photographer

Cesare Marino The Remarkable Carlo Gentile—Pioneer Italian Photographer

This book tells the intriguing story of Buffalo Bill's first Wild West Show photographer. The Italian photographer Carlo Gentile left his native land at age 21 and traveled around the world, landing in San Francisco in the 1850s.