El Centro, CA: The Desert Magazine, 1940. First Edition. INSCRIBED "To *** Sincerely Harry James (Havasupai ?)". 4to. 2 preliminary leaves, -28 pp. Black & white illustrations from water-colors by Mootzka, the Hopi artist, and line cuts from drawings by Don Louis Percival. Stiff orange wrappers with black lettering and black illustration of Tewaquaptewa of Oraibi on front cover. Light general wear; some water marks to covers; a very good copy. Item #20668
The legends included are: Sipapu, the journey up from the underworld; How the great chiefs made the moon; How the great chiefs made the sun; The evil one that came up from the underworld; The silly coyote; Canyon journey, legend of the Snake Dance; The Oraibi boy and the hawk; A journey to skeleton house; The spider woman and the hunter of eagles; The pookong and the bear; Story of the great water serpent; The turtle and the coyote; The coyote and the bluejays; The lame man and the blind man; The katchina dance of the ants; Why peaches are sweet; The mice doctors; and The story of the humming bird.