"The Navaho, largest and most colorful Indian tribe in the United States, is superficially the best known": First Edition, second printing of Gladys Reichard's classic study on the Navajo; in the rare original dust jackets
Navaho Religion: A Study of Symbolism. Two Volume Set.
Item Number: 88140
New York: Bollingen Foundation, Inc, 1950.
First edition, second printing of American anthropologist Gladys Reichard’s classic study on the Navajo Religion. Octavos, two volumes, original half cloth over boards. Near fine in near fine dust jackets. In the original slipcase.
Best known for her studies in Native American language, American anthropologist and linguist Gladys Reichard is considered one of the most important 20th century female figures in the field. Reichard conducted most of her research throughout the 1930s and 40s, with a focus on the Navajo language, belief system, and religious practice which culminated in the two volume study, Navaho Religion, published in 1950 by the Bollingen Foundation.