WHERE THE TWO CAME TO THEIR FATHER: A Navaho War Ceremonial. Jeff King, Maud Oakes, Joseph Campbell.
WHERE THE TWO CAME TO THEIR FATHER: A Navaho War Ceremonial
WHERE THE TWO CAME TO THEIR FATHER: A Navaho War Ceremonial

WHERE THE TWO CAME TO THEIR FATHER: A Navaho War Ceremonial

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1969. Soft cover. 55 p. Given by Jeff King. Text and Paintings Recorded by Maud Oakes. Commentary by Joseph Campbell. Second Edition, with revisions and a new preface. This work takes its title from the richly symbolic creation legend of the Navaho people, which they incorporated into their blessing ceremony for tribe members headed to battle. Having observed this rite during World War II, when native Americans were for the first time drafted into the U.S. military, ethnologist Maud Oakes recorded the legend and made reproductions of the beautiful ceremonial paintings, given to her by the medicine man Jeff King. Bollingen Series I. Original black paper wrappers, with a printed paper title label. Housed with 18 lithographic plates in the publisher's box. Near fine. Near Fine. Item #63811
ISBN: 0691098468

Price: $250.00

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