Published by the
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1904. Very scarce, first
edition. This is the second volume of this report, and contains a
complete original book-length work titled 'The Hako, a Pawnee Ceremony,'
written by Alice C.
Fletcher (assisted by James R. Murie; music transcribed by Edwin S.
Tracy). 372 pages, with index.
It is an
excellent study of ceremonial rituals and implements of the Pawnee
Indians, including music and lyrics; beautifully illustrated with 8 full-page color
lithograph illustrations of Pawnee Indians, costumes and artifacts
used during the ceremony, a b&w photo portrait of James R. Murie, 11
diagrams of lodges and dances, and transcriptions of music, words and
chants used during the ceremonies,
with English translations. Includes detailed descriptions of a total of twenty distinct
Pawnee rituals that are part of the Hako ceremony.
The 8 color
plates include: The Ku'rahus in Ceremonial Dress (front and profile
views), "Kawas" - the brown feathered stem (female), the white
feathered stem (male), Mother Corn, the rattles, the wildcat skin and
crotched stick, and the feather symbol of Tira'wa.
Hardcover, 8 by 11.5 inches, cover embossed
with gold portrait of a Native American; some moderate rubbing to
corners and spine extremities, minor corner bumping, several minor cover
scuffs, small wrinkle and a sticker to the spine cloth; interior front
hinge has a tight crack - it shows the binding cords but is still strong
and well-attached; one-inch edge tear to the second title page; a few
pages have s minor thumb-smudge in the margin; ex-libris, with ink stamp
to fore-edge, ink stamp and stickers to endpapers, ink stamp and
impression stamp to title page - otherwise clean and bright throughout;
the color plates are stunning; one is starting to pull free. Condition is
(Anthropology, Ethnology, Native American
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