Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92
Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92
Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92
Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92
Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92
Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92

Powell. Thirteenth Annual Report, American Indians Ethnology 1891-92

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Powell, J. W. Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1891-'92. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1896. First Edition. [9490]

Green cloth with gilt titles & decoration, some spotting/scuffing to binding, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, LIX, 462 clean pp., index. 60 plates plus 346 illustrations. Former owner's paper name label on ffep; end paper hinges weak or partly open, text block tight. Good. Hardcover.

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

Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States, by William Henry Holmes.
Stone Art, by Gerard Fowke.
Aboriginal Remains in Verde Valley, Arizona, by Cosmos Mindeleff.
Omaha Dwellings, Furniture, and Implements, by J. Owen Dorsey.
Casa Grande Ruin, by Cosmos Mindeleff.
Outlines of Zuñi Creation Myths, by Frank Hamilton Cushing.

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.