Washington [D.C.]: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Cloth. [GOVERNMENTAL REPORT] [NATIVE AMERICANS] [INDIANS] [STATE OF MAINE]. First edition. 4to; 828pp; olive cloth over board, blind stamped borders, vignette portrait gilt-stamped to front; 24 b&w photographic illustrated plates; binding tight; a few scuffs to boards, light foxing on a few pages but no odors; very good plus.
Fold-out map: Map of Southern New England Culture Areas. Very good +. Item #1224
Following the 19 page Administrative Report of the Chief, there are five Accompanying papers containing rich cultural information and images of various tribes. Reports include: 1) The Osage Tribe, Two Versions of the Child-naming Rite, by Francis La Flesche, including lists of names and their translations into English; 2) Wawenock Myth Texts from Maine, by Frank G. Speck, including the origin and use of wampum, the Wawenock drinking song, and an illustration of Francois Neptune, the last speaker of the Wawenock dialect; 3) Native Tribes and Dialects of Connecticut, A Monhegan-Pequot Diary, by Frank Speck, including affinities of the tribe with Hudson River Mahican, Mrs. Fielding and the Monhegan language; 4) Picuris Children’s Stories with Texts and Songs, by J.P. Harrington and Helen H. Roberts, includes 21 children’s stories, 8 folkways, and 11 songs with analysis and musical scores; 5) Iroquoian Cosmology, Second Part, with Introduction and Notes, by J.N.B. Hewitt, includes the myth of the Earth-grasper, with Onondaga text and translation.