Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2
Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2

Powell. Third Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1881-2

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Powell, J. W. Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-'82. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884. First Edition. [9488]

Green cloth with gilt titles & decoration, light edge-wear, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, LXXIV, 606 clean pp., index. 44 full-page plates (some in color), 200 text illustrations. Shaken at the center, with 2 plates & 2 text pages detached and laid in.  Fair. Hardcover.

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

Notes on certain Maya and Mexican Manuscripts, by Cyrus Thomas.
Omaha Sociology, by J. Owen Dorsey.
Navajo Weavers, by Dr. Washington Matthews.
Prehistoric Textile Fabrics of the United States, derived from Impressions on Pottery, by W. H. Holmes.
Illustrated Catalogue of a portion of the Collection made during the Field Season of 1881, by W. H. Holmes.
Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections obtained from the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in 1881, 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.