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Chinookan peoples of the lower Columbia

Author: Robert T Boyd
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Chinookan peoples have lived on the Lower Columbia River for millennia. Today they are one of the most significant Native groups in the Pacific Northwest, although the Chinook Tribe is still unrecognized by the United States government. In Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia, scholars provide a deep and wide-ranging picture of the landscape and resources of the Chinookan homeland and the history and culture of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Boyd
ISBN: 9780295992792 0295992794
OCLC Number: 841212611
Notes: Supplemental materials are not found at the URL as cited on page viii. Use instead.
Description: xix, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Chinook people today / Tony A. Johnson --
Environment and archaeology of the lower Columbia / Elizabeth A. Sobel, Kenneth M. Ames and Robert J. Losey --
Cultural geography of the lower Columbia / David V. Ellis --
Ethnobiology : nonfishing subsistence and production / D. Ann Trieu Gahr --
Aboriginal fisheries of the lower Columbia River / Virginia L. Butler and Michael A. Martin --
Lower Columbia trade and exchange systems / Yvonne Hajda and Elizabeth A. Sobel --
Houses and households / Kenneth M. Ames and Elizabeth A. Sobel --
Social and political organization / Yvonne Hajda --
Chinookan oral literature / Dell Hymes and William R. Seaberg --
Lower Columbia Chinookan ceremonialism / Robert T. Boyd --
Lower Columbia River art / Tony A. Johnson and Adam McIsaac --
Lower Chinookan disease and demography / Robert T. Boyd --
The Chinookan encounter with Euro-Americans in the lower Columbia River Valley / William L. Lang --
Chinuk Wawa and its roots in Chinookan / Henry B. Zenk and Tony A. Johnson --
"Now you see them, now you don't" : Chinook tribal affairs and the struggle for Federal recognition / Andrew Fisher and Melinda Marie Jetté --
Honoring our tilixam : Chinookan People of Grand Ronde / David G. Lewis, Eirik Thorsgard and Chuck Williams --
Chinookan writings : anthropological research and historiography / Wayne Suttles and William L. Lang.
Responsibility: Robert T. Boyd, Kenneth M. Ames, and Tony A. Johnson, editors.


Provides an introduction to Chinookan culture and research and is a foundation for future work  Read more...
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