Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1950. 1st. Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 406pp, including index and appendices. Black & white illustrations. Red cloth covered boards; original red dust jacket. Some age-toning; wear to upper corners & spine head else a near fine copy. Item #16338
"Drawing his material from conversations with the few remaining Mandan Indians who know the ancient myths and rites, and from excavations of their ruined vilages, Professor Bowers has gathered together and interpreted the significant traditions in Mandan social and ceremonial organization." - dustjacket flap.