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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

Iron Eyes Cody - Signed 1st Edition

'How' Indian Sign Talk in Pictures

North American Indian Sign Language Primer

Published: Homer l. Boelter, Los Angeles, 1952

Edition: 1st

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1952. 1st Edition. Written, Inscribed by IRON EYES CODY, with assistance by his wife, YE-WAS. Illustrated by CLARENCE ELLSWORTH. 60 pages.

Iron Eyes Cody, an actor of the 1920s-30s movies, as well as a TV entertainer and performer in touring Wild West Shows, created in 1952 this well-illustrated guide to American Indian Sign Language. This primer has a brief history of Indian Sign Language, common words & phrases, counting numbers to 10 & to 100, includes many pages of practice sentences. With many photos and illustrations by Cody and Ye-Was of signing-by-hand. Indian hand-signals were created by the Plains Indians tribes and used over many centuries; they were also used by other tribes, as well as traders and travelers.

Iron Eyes Cody, an American actor of Italian descent, portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood-- he was cast as the 'Native American' who shed a tear over litter in the wilderness that became an iconic public service advertisement in the 1960s.

  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 8vo.

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