Lot 157

Blackfeet Indian Stories By G. Bird Grinnell 1913

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Offered in this lot is a 1917 printing of the 1913 book "Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell. This book contains great stories of the Blackfeet, recorded by the famous conservationist and ethnologist, George Bird Grinnell, who became a tribal member in 1885. George Bird Grinnell (September 20, 1849 – April 11, 1938) was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. The Blackfeet have stories and legends that originated centuries ago, perhaps thousands of years ago, and were passed down from generation to generation through an oral tradition. Early explorers heard the stories directly from the Blackfeet and wrote them down. Grinnell visited the Blackfeet in Montana almost annually for more than 40 years in 1885 he became a member of the tribe. He helped create Glacier National Park. He wrote numerous acclaimed books on Indian culture. The timeless legends and tales he recorded in “Blackfeet Indian Stories” make it one of his most enduring and entertaining of his books. This book was copyright, 1913 by Charles Scribner's Sons: Published September, 1913. This is a New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1917. This book is bound in dark green pictorial cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and cover. The book is in good condition with light foxing to the paper. The book measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/2",