Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81
Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81

Powell. Second Annual Report, American Indians, Bureau of Ethnology 1880-81

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Powell, J. W. Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-'81. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. First Edition. [9486]

Green cloth with gilt titles & decoration, light edge-wear and spotting, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, contemporary owner's signature inside front cover, 477 clean pp., index. 77 full-page plates (some in color), 714 text illustrations, 2 maps. One small center gathering loose and laid in. Good. Hardcover.

In addition to the normal annual content, this volume features:

The Cegiha language, by J. O. Dorsey.
The Klamath language, by A. S. Gatschet.
The Dakota language, by S. R. Riggs.
Bibliography of North American philology, by J. C. Pilling.
Sign language and pictographs, by Garrick Mallery.
Mortuary customs, by H. C. Yarrow.
Indian cessions of land, by C. C. Royce.
Zuñi fetiches, by F. H. Cushing.
Myths of the Iroquois, by E. A. Smith.
Animal carvings from Mounds of the Mississippi Valley, by H. W. Henshaw.
Navajo Silversmiths, by Washington Matthews.
Art in Shell of the ancient Americans, by William H. Holmes.
Illustrated catalogue of the collections obtained from the Indians of New Mexico and Arizonal, in 1879 and 1880, by James Stevenson.

John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), b. Mount Morris, NY; US Soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. "He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon...Powell served as second director of the US Geological Survey (1881–1894) and proposed policies for development of the arid West which were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He was director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications." - wikipedia.