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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

1989-2001. Three typed letters signed; two typed postcards signed; one holiday card and roughly forty pieces of promotional material, tearsheets, press releases, article photocopies, etc., pertaining to Bruchac's roles as writer, speaker, activist, story-teller, father, and the drummer for the Dawn Land Singers. In the correspondence, Bruchac is encouraging of the recipient's writing and generous with family updates and updates on his own projects; the longest letter concerns his decision to turn down a co-editing project with his correspondent, apparently involving a collection of Native American writing and art. In part: "It takes a long time to put a special issue of any magazine together -- trust me on this after more than three decades of editing. It takes, on average, twice as long to get work from Native American writers." All items near fine or better. [#030769] $450
Ithaca, Ithaca House, (1971). The second book, and first regularly published volume, by this writer of Abenaki descent, who has carved out a unique place in contemporary American Indian literature as a publisher, poet, novelist, anthologist, storyteller and chronicler of traditional stories. Warmly inscribed by the author to his grandmother: "For Grandma/ For her birthday./ July 4, 1972/ Love,/ Sonny." Joseph "Sonny" Bruchac was raised by his grandparents, and his grandmother influenced his early love of reading. Some staining to front cover and some rubbing and surface peeling there. Very good in wrappers. A nice association copy. [#016536] $375
Merrick, Cross-Cultural Communications, 1980. A collection of poems, Cross-Cultural Review Chapbook 10, illustrated by Kahionhes (John Fadden). This copy is inscribed by Bruchac to his parents: "Moon of Falling Leaves/ 1980/ For Dad & Mom/ Peace,/ Your Son," with his signature Kokopelli drawing. According to the text, a "translator's son" is a term used among certain of the Lakota people to refer to a person of mixed Indian and white ancestry. Bruchac's father was Slovak; his mother was English and Abenaki. Fine in wrappers. [#016549] $250
(Gaithersburg), (Signature Book), (2012). Apparently a self-published anthology by Pedley (printed at Signature Book) of Native American writings on Alaska, with contributions by Fred Bigjim, Mary TallMountain, Nora Dauenhauer, Jim Schoppert, Edward Jackson Anawrok, and Glen Simpson. Quarto, featuring color photographs of Alaska by Pedley and commentary by him on the individual poets and their writings, and an introduction by Bruchac. This copy is signed by Pedley on the title page and inscribed by Pedley to Bruchac on the front flyleaf: "Joseph -- Many thanks for giving the book such a distinguished beginning! Bob/ 4-18-12." Fine in a fine dust jacket but for a corner crease to the front flap. A beautiful and little-known production: we could find no copies listed online or offered for sale anywhere, and suspect the book was privately printed and received little or no distribution. [#030130] $250
Merrick, Cross-Cultural Communications, 1980. A collection of poems, Cross-Cultural Review Chapbook 10, illustrated by Kahionhes (John Fadden). This copy is inscribed by the author to another Native American poet during the Moon of Strawberries, 1982. Several poems starred in text, else fine in stapled wrappers. A good association copy. [#025367] $150
Ithaca, Ithaca House, (1971). The second book, and first regularly published volume, by this writer of Abenaki descent, who has carved out a unique place in contemporary American Indian literature as a poet, storyteller and chronicler of traditional stories, novelist, anthologist and publisher. Inscribed by the author. Slight sunning; else fine in wrappers. [#025350] $125
Duluth, Holy Cow! Press, 1992. The first published collection of this Abenaki author's original short stories. This is the issue in wrappers. Inscribed by the author to another Native American writer "whose work has always been an inspiration, whose friendship has been a blessing." Near fine in wrappers. [#025371] $80
(Amsterdam), (De Kiva), (1989). A review of Bruchac's work, in Dutch, inscribed to Joseph Bruchac, with a few translator's notes expressing that the review is positive. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#016568] $70
(Austin), Cold Mountain, (1978). A collection of poems, with illustrations by Kahonhes (John Fadden), a Mohawk artist. This is the issue in wrappers. Signed by the author with the inscription "Peace" and his typical Kokopilli drawing. Very slight spine-sunning; else fine in wrappers. [#025365] $70
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Tucson, Sun Tracks/University of Arizona Press, (1987). Joseph Bruchac interviews 21 Native American poets, including Erdrich, Momaday, Vizenor, Welch, Ortiz, Hogan, Harjo, Cook-Lynn, Niatum, Rose, Littlebird, Paula Gunn Allen, Lance Henson, Peter Blue Cloud, Carter Revard, Roberta Hill Whiteman, Ray Young Bear and others. A key volume, collecting many of the foremost Native American poets and their thoughts and comments on writing that have not appeared elsewhere in print. Signed by Paula Gunn Allen and James Welch. This is a fine copy of the issue in wrappers. [#025242] $70
Greenfield Center, Greenfield Review, (1972). An early collection of poetry, and the first of his books to be published by Greenfield Review Press, the press he founded. Greenfield Review Chapbook #3. This copy is near fine in textured blue stapled wrappers. [#025352] $60
Memphis, Ion Books, (1986). Of a total edition of 750 copies, this is one of 25 copies numbered and signed by the author. Fine in stapled wrappers and dustwrapper. An attractive and uncommon chapbook. [#025369] $60
Greenfield Center, Greenfield Review, (1972). An early collection of poetry, and the first of his books to be published by Greenfield Review Press, the press he founded. Greenfield Review Chapbook #3. Near fine in tan stapled wrappers. [#025353] $55
Syracuse, Syracuse University, (1967). A collection edited by George P. Elliott. Contains Bruchac's "To Die in Madrid." Printed in an edition of 1250 copies. Spine- and edge-sunned; small chip rear upper cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. Bruchac earned his Master's degree at Syracuse University. [#025376] $45
(Austin), Cold Mountain Press, (1978). A novel by Bruchac, his second. Apparently only issued in wrappers. Slight spine rubbing, else fine. Signed by the author. [#025363] $45
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, 1978. Poems derived from Mohegan stories and from the diary of Flying Bird, the last speaker of the Mohegan-Pequot language. Vol. 24, No. 3 of the Blue Cloud Quarterly. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#025364] $40
NY, Dial Books, (1997). A well-received autobiography that is also a memoir of the author's grandfather, in which the author traces the circuitous and often searing path to discovering his Native American heritage. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author. [#016562] $35
Austin, Cold Mountain, 1975. One of 700 trade copies in wrappers, of a total edition of 1000. According to the colophon, these were distributed free to Patrons of the Cold Mountain Press. Although not called for, this copy is signed by the author at the end of the text. Fine. [#002227] $35
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Greenfield Center, Greenfield Review Press, (1991). An anthology of Alaskan Native writing, with both established writers and young, less well known ones, edited by Joseph Bruchac and with an introduction by James Ruppert. Includes work by Mary TallMountain and Fred Bigjim, among many others. Inscribed by contributor Lincoln Tritt. Fine in wrappers. [#025250] $35
Golden, Fulcrum, (1993). Second printing. Inscribed by the author to a Native American poet: "with deep/ respect/ for your vision/ and with gratitude/ for your friendship." According to the publisher, this is his first novel; actually, it is only his first novel to be published in hardcover. Based on myths and legends of the Abenakis, this is an attempt to forge a link between two disparate forms -- the traditional Native American oral tale and the Western novel. Recipient's handmade bookplate front flyleaf; fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a strip of dampstaining on verso. [#025372] $30
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NY, Crossing Press, (1974). Edited by Dick Lourie. Introduction by Joseph Bruchac. The simultaneously issued softcover edition of a collection featuring 11 contemporary American Indian poets. Includes Leslie Silko, Duane Niatum, Norman Russell, Ray Young Bear, Bruchac, and others. Name, otherwise very good. [#003389] $20
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(NY), Greenfield Review Press, (1983). Edited by Joseph Bruchac. An anthology of Native American poetry, with contributions by 52 poets, including virtually all of the well-known writers at the time -- Silko, Momaday, Welch, Ortiz, Young Bear, Hogan, Harjo, and others -- and a host of lesser known and less widely anthologized writers. A more comprehensive collection than most, as might be expected in a volume published by Abenaki poet and editor Joseph Bruchac's Greenfield Review Press. Spine-faded; near fine in wrappers. [#025236] $20
(Anthology)
(NY), Greenfield Review Press, (1983). Edited by Joseph Bruchac. An anthology of Native American poetry, with contributions by 52 poets, including virtually all of the well-known writers at the time -- Silko, Momaday, Welch, Ortiz, Young Bear, Hogan, Harjo, and others -- and a host of lesser known and less widely anthologized writers. A more comprehensive collection than most, as might be expected in a volume published by Abenaki poet and editor Joseph Bruchac's Greenfield Review Press. Spot to foredge, fading to spine; very good in wrappers. [#025235] $20
Binghamton, Bellevue Press, 1978. Poetry postcard. Fine. [#025366] $10
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