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1. A, Volume 1, No. 1. (Laguna): (A Press), 1976. The first issue of this important journal of contemporary literature edited by William Oandasan. Includes Leslie Silko's "A Hunting Story," as well work by Joseph Bruchac, Jim Barnes, Norman H. Russell, Michael Hogan and others. Fine in stapled wrappers.

2. Volume 4, No. 2. (Venice): (A Publications) (1979). "Special Education Issue," focusing on Native American Literature, including critical essays on James Welch's Winter in the Blood, Leslie Silko's Ceremony, the poetry of Simon Ortiz, Ray Young Bear and Lance Henson, and more. With writing by Ortiz, William Oandasan, Maurice Kenny and others. Fine in wrappers.

3. Volume 6. (1982). "Special Native American Sovereignty Issue." With work by Vine Deloria, Jr., Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, William Oandasan, Ralph Salisbury and others. Small ink price inside front cover and mild spine sunning; else fine in wrappers.

4. Ahskwa. (Binghamton): (C.A.I.R.) (1990-1996). Four issues of this newspaper published by the Council for American Indian Rights, as follows: Volume 9, No. 1 (with burial site petition laid in); Volume 10, No. 1; Special Edition, November, 1993; and Volume 15. One of the three regular issues is edge sunned; another has a tape-repaired edge tear; the Special Edition is on folded pink legal-size paper; the lot is near fine.

      Akwesasne Notes. (Rooseveltown): (Mohawk Nation) [1969-1992]. The most well-known of the Native American publications that arose out of the political awakening of the Sixties and Seventies, and one of the earliest and longest lasting of the contemporary Indian publications. A more elaborate production than most Native American papers, with articles of local interest and national interest, in a decades-long run of issues that encompass dramatic changes in political consciousness in the Native American community, and document Native American political activism over the course of the years more thoroughly than any other single publication. Subjects given extensive coverage include the siege at Wounded Knee, James Bay, the Alaska Pipeline, AIM, the Pine Ridge murders, COINTELPRO, the Alaska Claims Act, Leonard Peltier, the Long Walk on Washington, and many other subjects. Akwesasne Notes provides a revealing documentary history of a tumultuous 20-plus years from a Native American perspective.

5. December 1968 - September 1969. A bound collection of issues from Volume One, when the paper was primarily photo-reproductions of articles from other papers. Because issue numbers went unstated until May, 1969 (Volume 1, No. 5), identification of the earliest issues is uncertain, but there are at least seven of the first eight issues present here, bound flat, 11" x 17", with the exception of the first issue (first two?), which is 9" x 14", but still bound in. The first page is a publisher's prospectus, with the headline "Help This Newspaper Succeed." Bound in laminated boards labeled with the journal title and dates. Pink staining to the endpages and the top margins of the first issues; covers dirty; front hinge starting; the text is a solid, very good. A very scarce example of the earliest issues of the most important American Indian newspaper of the last part of the 20th century. We have never seen most of these early issues before.

6. Volumes 1-23. (1969-1992). 77 issues, an incomplete run, as follows: Volume 1, Nos. 4 (April 1969), 9, 10; Volume 2, Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6; Volume 3, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8; Volume 4, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6; Volume 5, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Volume 6, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 7, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 8, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 9, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Volume 10, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 11, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 12, Nos. 1 (misnamed as Volume 11, #5), 2, 3, 5; Volume 13, Nos. 2, 4; Volume 14, Nos. 5, 6; Volume 15, Nos. 2, 3; Volume 17, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; Volume 18, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Volume 19, No. 1; Volume 21, Nos. 4, 5; Volume 22, Nos. 5, 6; and Volume 23, Nos. 1, 2, 3. All folded, as issued, with the acidic paper edge-darkened. A very small number of the issues rather unfortunately stained; otherwise the condition is near fine. For all:

7. Volumes 4-23. (1972-1991). 27 issues, an incomplete run, as follows: Volume 4, Nos. 2, 3, 6; Volume 5, Nos. 2, 3, 4; Volume 6, Nos. 2, 3; Volume 8, No. 4; Volume 9, Nos. 2, 3; Volume 10, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 11, Nos. 1-5 (complete); Volume 12, Nos. 1 (misnamed as Volume 11, #5), 2, 3; Volume 14, No. 6; Volume 22, No. 6; Volume 23, No. 1. [Please note that there are no issues in this run that do not appear in the above run of 77 issues.] Folded, as issued, with the acidic paper edge-darkened. One issue has margin notes; several issues are stained; the lot as a whole is very good to near fine. For all:

8. Volume 9, No. 3. Summer 1977. Edge-sunned; very good.

9. Volume 10, Nos. 1 and 4. (1978). No. 1 is near fine; No. 4 is sunned with a torn foredge; very good.

10. Volume 11, Nos. 2, 4 and 5. (1979). No. 2 is sunned; No. 4 is creased; No. 5 is torn; very good.

11. -. Another copy of No. 2. Sunned; very good.

12. Volume 12, Nos. 1, 2 and 3. (1980). Nos. 1 and 3 are near fine; No. 2 is stained; very good. Note that Volume 12, No. 1 was erroneously issued as Volume 11, No. 5.

13. -. Another copy of Nos. 1 and 3. Edge tears; still about near fine.

14. -. Another copy of No. 3. Torn across center fold of page one; a good copy.

15. Volume 14, No. 6. (1982). Heavy sunning across front fold; very good.

16. Volume 23, No. 1. (1991). Near fine.

17. (Alaskan Natives). Civil Rights Digest, Volume 2, No. 3. (Washington, D.C.): (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), 1969. The cover story in this issue is "The Case of the Alaskan Native." Spotting to rear cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. Together with The AFN Report on the Status of Alaska Natives: A Call for Action (Anchorage: Alaska Federation of Natives, 1989). Near fine in stapled wrappers.

18. Alberta Native News, Volume 12, No. 8. (Edmonton): Alberta Native News, 1995. Eleventh anniversary issue. Near fine.

19. Alcatraz. Indians of All Tribes, Volume 1, No. 2. (San Francisco): (Indians of All Tribes) (1970). The scarce second publication by the group of Indians who took over Alcatraz Island, which led to the forming of A.I.M., the American Indian Movement. Some words missing from text due to poor printing quality; else fine in stapled wrappers. An important and exceedingly uncommon publication.

20. Alcheringa, Volume 1, No. 1. NY: Rothenberg & Tedlock, 1970. Edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Dennis Tedlock. The first issue of this important magazine of "ethnopoetics," with poetry from numerous Native American cultures as well as other tribal cultures. Includes "The First Horse Song of Frank Mitchell," Navajo shaman, along with translations from Osage, Maya, and other American Indian cultures. Very good in wrappers.

21. Amazonia Indigena, Volume 1, No. 1. (Lima): Copal, July, 1980. Peruvian newsletter focusing on native issues. Fine in stapled wrappers. Together with Volume 1, No. 4 of Copal's bulletin, from April of the same year. Near fine.

22. The American Indian. (Tulsa): (The American Indian) (1927-1930). "The Official Publication of the Society of Oklahoma Indians." Semi-glossy, magazine-format publication focusing on Indian accomplishments, inspirational stories, etc. Five issues, an incomplete run, as follows: Volume 2, Nos. 1, 7, 8, 9; Volume 4, No. 6. Two issues have the covers detached and the others are fragile at the stapled folds. Very good.

23. American Indian Community House Community Bulletin. (NY): American Indian Community House (1993-1997). New York City native newsletter; one issue celebrates the publication's 25th anniversary -- 1969-1994. Three issues: Volume 7, No. 3; Volume 8, No. 3; Volume 12, No. 7. Fine in stapled wrappers.

24. American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Los Angeles: American Indian Studies Center (1981-1993). An important publication, focusing on Native American culture, produced by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center. An incomplete run, 29 issues, of this quarterly journal, as follows: Volume 5, No. 1; Volume 6, No. 3; Volume 7, Nos. 1, 3, 4; Volume 8, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 9, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Volume 11, No 4; Volume 12, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 13, Nos. 1-4 (complete, with 3/4 being a double issue); Volume 14, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 15, Nos 1, 2, 3; and Volume 17, No. 1. Perfectbound paperback volumes, 6"x9", 29 issues bound in 28 volumes. The final issue here is spine-faded; other than some trace rubbing, the lot is fine in wrappers.

25. American Indian Horizon. (NY): (American Indian Horizon) (1964, 1966). Six issues, privately bound, of a newsletter conceived as a monthly but apparently issued sporadically, as follows: Volume 3, Nos. 1-4 (September-December, 1964); No. 6 (Spring, 1966); and No. 5 (Winter, 1966). All six issues bound into printed, laminated boards, 9" x 12"; fine. A glimpse at Indian issues in the years just before the renaissance of Native American political awareness and activism, which were triggered in part by the Vietnam war and the protests against it.

26. American Indian Law Newsletter. Albuquerque: American Indian Law Center (1980-1985). Eighteen issues (including one double issue, so 17 items), an incomplete run, as follows: Volume 13, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6; Volume 14, Nos. 4, 5, 6; Volume 15, Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5; Volume 15/16, Nos. 6/1 (a double issue); Volume 16, No. 2; Volume 17, Nos. 1, 2, 4; Volume 18, No. 5. One issue smudged; one issue torn at the cover; otherwise the lot is fine, some issues still stapled closed.

27. The American Indian Quarterly. (Berkeley): (University of California) (1982-1990). 26 issues (including two double issues, so 24 items), an incomplete run, beginning with the first issue published by the Native American Studies Program of the University of California, Berkeley, which has a note of welcome by Wendy Rose. As follows: Volume 6, Nos. 1/2 and 3/4 (both double issues); Volume 7, No. 4; Volume 8, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 9, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 10, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 11, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 12, No. 3; Volume 13, No. 4; Volume 14, Nos. 1, 2, 3. In addition to Rose, contributors include Maurice Kenny, Carter Revard, Gerald Vizenor, Adrian C. Louis, Vine Deloria, Jr. and Joseph Bruchac, among many others. Perfectbound paperback format. First two (double) issues measure approx. 7"x9"; the others measure 6"x9". A few of the later issues are mildly spine-faded; otherwise the lot is fine in wrappers.

28. Volume 6, Nos. 3/4. (1982). A double issue, the second issue published at the University of California, and including work by Maurice Kenny and Carter Revard, among others. Near fine in wrappers.

29. Volume 7, No. 2. (1983). A bound photocopy of this issue, with work by Gerald Vizenor, Linda Hogan, Vine Deloria, Jr., Maurice Kenny and others. Copied on rectos only, two pages to one 8½"x11" sheet, velobound in a printed cover. Binding separating; near fine.

30. American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation News and Notes, Volume 1, No. 1. (NY): (AIRORF), 1994. Newsletter of a nonprofit foundation established to aid in the process of repatriation of Native American cultural artifacts -- an important movement in recent Native American tribal histories. Folded for mailing; else fine.

31. Americans Before Columbus. (Albuquerque): (National Indian Youth Council) (1977-1982). Three issues, as follows: Volume 7, No. 6; Volume 9, No. 3; and and a Special Issue devoted to religious freedom that includes a poem by Joy Harjo, a former editor at ABC and a message from Vine Deloria. Ink name on Special Issue; newprint acidifying; near fine.

32. Volume 7, No. 6. 1977. Fine.

(For More Americans Before Columbus, see the entry under "Scrapbook.")

33. ¡Amerrikua! (Chicago/Saranac): (Maisal Chicago/Land of the Winds Foundation) (1983-1992). Small-press pan-Indian publication. Thirteen issues, an incomplete run, as follows: Volume 1, Nos. 2, 3, 4; Volume 2, No. 4; Volume 3, Nos. 2, 4; Volume 4, No. 2; Volume 5, Nos. 1-4 (complete); Volume 9, No. 1; Volume 10, No. 2. The earlier issues are unstapled small quartos, mimeographed, evolving to the tabloid newspaper format, typeset, of the later issues. Fine.

34. Angwamas Minosewag Anishinabeg. Time of the Indian. St. Paul: COMPAS, (1976, 1977). Published as part of "a continuing project designed to encourage the creative writing process within the young Native American community in the Minnesota area." Two issues: the Special Bicentennial Issue, providing a retrospective of pieces from earlier issues; near fine in wrappers; and Volume 8; fine in stapled wrappers. All of the contributions -- poems, stories, artwork -- are done by young Indian students.

35. Special Bicentennial Issue. (1976). Near fine in wrappers.

36. Announcements. (Boulder): Native American Rights Fund (1977-1982). Newsletter published by a largely Indian-owned "national law firm specializing in the protection of Indian rights and resources." Three issues: August 1977; December 1981 (Vol. 7, Nos. 3/4); Spring 1982 (Vol.8, No. 1). Fine in stapled wrappers.

37. Anthro Notes. (Washington, D.C.): (Smithsonian) (1993-1994). Smithsonian publication focused on enthnicity and ethnography, with an emphasis (in these issues) on Native American topics. Two issues: Volume 15, No. 3 and Volume 16, No. 1. Fine in stapled wrappers.

38. Anthropology Resource Center Newsletter/Bulletin. (Cambridge/Boston): (ARC) (1977-1982). Publication of the "first public-interest anthropolgy group in the United States," focusing heavily on issues involving the indigenous peoples of Central and South America. Six issues, an incomplete run, as follows: Newsletter Volume 1, No. 1; Bulletin Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, 10. Near fine.

39. Bulletin 10. 1982. Fine.

40. The Arctic Coastal Zone Management Newsletter. Barrow: North Slope Borough (1977). Newsletter focusing on Alaskan native issues in the wake of the Prudhoe Bay oil development, and Canadian natives involved with negotiations on the James Bay project. Six issues, Nos. 1-6. Fine. Together with the report on the Inuit Circumpolar Conference held in June, 1977; one top inch of one page excised; near fine in stapled wrappers. Also together with "A Nation of Neighborhoods," an offprint of a September 1977 Christian Science Monitor article on the North Slope.

41. Arizona Highways, Volume 51, No. 6. (Phoenix): (Arizona Department of Transportation), 1975. An issue partly devoted to "knowing First Americans." Near fine in stapled wrappers.

42. ASAIL Notes, Volumes 1-5. (Las Cruces): (New Mexico State University) (1984-1988). The early years of this newsletter published as a news and announcements complement to the reviews and commentary of SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literature. Conceived as a quarterly, but issued irregularly, the completeness of this run is undetermined. However, 11 issues, as follows: Volume 1, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Volume 2, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Volume 3, No. 1 and a Special Issue (publishing its own mailing list); Volume 4, Nos. 1, 2; and Volume 5, which was the final issue from New Mexico. A thin quarto; the issues are folded for mailing; near fine. Uncommon in printed format, although the text is available on-line these days.

43. Volumes 6-11. (Bend, OR/Durango, CO/Bellingham, WA): (Central Oregon Community College/Fort Lewis College/Western Washington University), (1988-1993). The second incarnation of this newsletter, with John Purdy as editor in the Oregon and Washington years, and guest-edited during the Colorado span (Volume 7). Initally envisioned as a quarterly, falling quickly to three times a year, and possibly published only twice in Volume 7. Eleven issues, as follows: Volume 6, Nos. 1-3 (complete); Volume 7, Nos. 1, 2; Volume 8, Nos. 1, 2; Volume 9, Nos. 1, 3; Volume 10, No. 1; Volume 11, No, 1. Issued in stapled wrappers, labeled for mailing, with holes from mailing staple; else fine.

44. ATATL. (Phoenix): (ATATL) (1990-1994). Three issues of this quarterly newsletter of ATATL, the Native American arts service organization. The first issue is a special report, with an article on the Native Arts Network Conference and a report on a Smithsonian conference on contemporary Indian art. Near fine in stapled wrappers. The other two issues, Volume 9, Nos. 2 and 3, are folded for mailing; else fine.

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