Item #8941 Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian. Don C. Talayesva, Leo W. Simmons.
Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963. Fifth Printing. 460pp. Duodecimo [21 cm] Light orange cloth. Very good/Very good. Short closed tear to head of jacket's front panel. Gentle age toning to spine of jacket. Item #8941

Inscribed by the auhor on the front free endsheet: "To Ernest and Nannette Bulow Don C Tala-yes-va Author of the Sun Chief book Oct 17, 1971." Rare Signed.

Don C. Talayesva (1890–1985) was born and raised in the Hopi village of Old Oraibi until the age of ten. He then spent nearly ten years training at white government schools. At the age of twenty, Talayesva returned to Hopiland and readopted Hopi tribal customs. Leo W. Simmons was a Yale anthropologist who recorded Talayesva’s autobiography.

Ernie Bulow (1943-2021) was a sometime bookman whose interests and experiences extended to journalism, photography, Indian trading, writing, silversmithing, and teaching. After taking a degree in English in the early sixties he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, living in Gallup and teaching English at Fort Wingate on the Navajo Reservation. Following receipt of a doctorate from the University of Utah, he returned to New Mexico, where he traded in Indian jewelry and Kachinas and opened a bookstore, among other activities.

Price: $150.00

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