Lot 83 of 413:
Reports of Bureau of American Ethnology, 1884-94  

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Lot of five annual reports form the Bureau of American Ethnology


Washington, DC

Government Printing Office



5 volumes together. 28.7x19 cm (11¼x7½"), cloth stamped with a Native American likeness on front covers, lettered in gilt on spines.

Highly significant reports from the Bureau of Ethnology, the name later changed to Bureau of American Ethnology, presenting scholarly studies and accounts of Native Americans beginning in the final decades of the 19th century, as their culture and historic ways of life were fast disappearing. Besides the noteworthy texts, the reports present important pictorial representations in the form of photographs, drawings, striking chromolithographed plates, maps, etc.


  • First Annual Report, 1879-80, published 1881.
  • Second Annual Report, 1880-81, published 1883.
  • Third Annual Report, 1881-82, published 1884. 
  • Fourth Annual Report, 1882-83, published 1886.
  • Twelfth Annual Report, 1890-91, published 1894.


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