Children’s book about Zuni Indians.

THE DRAGON FLY OF ZUNI.


by Alida Sims Malkus.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930

This lovely book is realistic fiction of the adventures of a Zuni girl. Decorated with dragonflies around the border, dark orange cloth, orange & white decorated endpapers; illustrated by Erick Berry.

It’s been almost 90 years since this book was written, and at this point, it could be considered historical fiction, because the traditional way of life for so many Native Americans is gone forever. This would be appropriate reading for middle school through adulthood, and certainly good for a homeschool curriculum.

The author, whose next book about the Mayas was a Newbery Honor Book, lived in New Mexico and spent a great deal of time with the Native Americans there, so this book has a lot of truth to it.

Very good condition, bookplate & bookstore label to front endpapers, otherwise no marks. Measures 8-3/4″ high by 6″ wide.

To see more pictures of this book, please see our listing on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/514453398/zuni-native-american-indian-antique