by Mails, Thomas E.
New York,(1972): Doubleday. Small Thick Folio. xvii, 618p. index. Bibliography. Notes. Profusely illustrated and with two original full page drawings in color signed by the author and inscribed to his close friends as a gift dated Dec. 1987. Origin, distribution, and nature of the people of the plains -- Manner of daily life -- Social customs -- Personal qualities -- Form of government -- Religion--supernatural beliefs -- Religion--the practices of medicine -- Religion--purification -- Religion--thanksgiving -- Religion--death and the life after -- The buffalo and the horse -- An overview of arts and crafts -- Painting -- Quillwork and beadwork -- Achievement marks -- Clothing -- Hair styles, jewelry, and headdresses -- Bows, arrows, and quivers -- Lances, knives, clubs, hatchets, and guns -- Shields -- The birth and training of the boy -- The mature warrior on the field of action -- The redistribution and decline of the people of the plains. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with small closed edge tear clear tape mended. Very nice.
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