The Medicine-Man of the American Indian and His Cultural Background
Corlett, William Thomas

Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1935. First First printing. Small quarto in red cloth with spine lettering gilt; edges uncut, 369 pps. with bibliography, index. Illustrated with numerous photo plates. Scholarly study of the medicine man of American Indian tribes in all regions from the Artic (Western and Eastern Eskimos) throug the Plains (Blackfoot, Assiniboine, Crow, Omaha and Pawnee tribes), the Northern Woodland (Ojibwa, Memomini, Algonkian and Iroquois), the Southern Woodland (Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Cherokee), Southwest (Acoma, Navajo) and down into Central America, the West Indies and South America (Columbia, Amazon Region, Peruvia and Inca area, Pantagonia) With additional sections on childbearing and foods and materia medica. A beautiful, tight, fine copy with the large photographic bookplate signifying that this volume was "From the Indian Library of Dolph Judd", noted collector. This particular plate is a striking portrait of a Native American woman on horseback. In a bright, crips dust jacket with only a hint of spine fade and a couple of small, unobtrusive smudges. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: F363)


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