Plimpton Press, 1926. First Edition. Photograph. Item #274792
Photogravure from Volume 18 of The North American Indian (facing page 188). One of approximately 400 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. 'The Piegan possess several bundles associated with an elaborate ritual of songs and dances...The bundle of which Fat Horse is custodian was opened in the writer's presence. It contains the following articles: one very large beaver skin, two of lesser size, and one about 14 inches long; an otter skin with stuffed head; the skins of two loons and bittern tied together; a pheasant skin; a raccoon skin; a badger skin; the skins of several small birds; a packet of short cattail stems representing the food of the beaver; a long stick bearing the marks of beaver teeth; tobacco seed in a small deerskin bag attached outside the large bundle; a feather bonnet for the woman sponsor of the Sun dance.' First edition (first printing). A near fine copy matted and in protective sleeve.