Parker on the Iroquois: Iroquois Uses of Maize and Other Food Plants; The Code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca Prophet; The Constitution of the Five Nations
Author: Arthur Caswell Parker (1881-1955) edited by William Nelson Fenton
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
vi+158 pages with frontispiece, 67 plates, figures, appendices and indices. Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4) issued in dull gold with black label to spine in original pictorial jacket. Edited with an introduction by William N Fenton. First edition.
During the second decade of 20th century, Arthur C Parker, an anthropologist and museum curator, wrote these three monographs which were published as Bulletins by the New York State Museum. Much sought after by collectors and the Iroquois, they are presented here, in trilogy, for the first time since their original publication. In his introduction, William N Fenton describes Parker's professional career as an ethnologist, provides information on Parker's Indian background-he was probably one-fourth Seneca-and gives his own critical interpretation of the value of Parker's works.
Dust jacket spine and extremities rubbed, price clipped. A very good copy in like jacket.
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