Spin a Silver Dollar: The Story of a Desert Trading-Post [Navaho Artist Little No-Shirt]
New York: Viking Press, 1950. Illustrated by Beatien Yazz. Third Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
Publisher's blue cloth with titles in gold in a darker blue box with front decoration. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. The Dust Jacket is with price and is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has a sun-darkened spine and top edge wear. 8.5 inches tall; 173 pages. Illustrated by Beatien Yazz with full color plates
Very Good / Very Good. Item #16909
A historically true story of a trading post in the Navaho Territory in Arizona.
Beatien Yazz [AKA Little No Shirt - Jimmy Toddy] was born on the Navajo Reservation. Yazz showed promise as an artist very early. At an early age, Yazz met the Lippencotts, traders at the Wide Ruins Trading Post and they made available to him scraps of paper and other equipment so that he might practice in color.
He exhibited his work around the world and is known for his paintings of animals and people and for his children's book illustrations.