The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona Being a Narrative of a Journey From Sante Fe, New Mexico, to the Villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona. John G. Bourke, Captain Third U. S. Cavalry.
The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona Being a Narrative of a Journey From Sante Fe, New Mexico, to the Villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona

The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona Being a Narrative of a Journey From Sante Fe, New Mexico, to the Villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona

With A Description of The Manners and Customs of this peculiar People, and especially of the revolting religious rite, The Snake Dance; to Which is Added A Brief Dissertation Upon Serpent Worship in General with An Account of the Tablet Dance of the Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico, Etc. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884.

Three-quarter leather. Octavo. xvii, 371 pages, 32 page publisher catalog bound in back. Illustrated with color frontispiece and 31 plates in the back of the text. Recased. Three quarter red leather binding with reddish marbled paper covered boards. Reddish marbled end papers. The original green cloth front cover and spine with gilt title and gilt illustration is bound in the back of the book. The right front flyleaf and the the title page are both clipped at the top edge suggesting a possibly clipped signature of the previous owner. Book plate of Robert C. Euler, former anthropologist of the National Parks, located on the front paste down.

Howes B 655; Graff 368 - "The Moquis Indians of Arizona are, of course, the Hopi. The snake-dance is still performed, but is too fascinating to be called "revolting" today." Good +. Item #24936

Price: $400.00

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