American Indians of the Pacific Northwest by Elizabeth Von AderkasAmerican Indians of the Pacific Northwest by Elizabeth Von Aderkas

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

byElizabeth Von AderkasIllustratorChrista Hook

Paperback | May 8, 2005

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The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, both on the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occured in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the tribes of the Coast presented a sharply different picture, involving rigid class hierarchies, an economy based on fishing and hunting marine animals, and frequent intertribal warfare which involved slave raiding and head hunting. This fascinating text describes the ways of life, in peace and war, of the coastal and inland peoples of this region.
Elizabeth von Aderkas grew up in Trinidad and England. She received her BA from University of Manchester. A freelance writer and past contributor to Osprey Military Journal, she now lives with her husband and children in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Title:American Indians of the Pacific NorthwestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.51 × 6.75 × 0.15 inPublished:May 8, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Coast and the Plateau before white contact - the horse reaches the Plateau - cultural divergence
Social organization and ceremonial - intertribal warfare and the impact of firearms - disease, and subjugation
TRIBES OF THE NORTHWEST COAST
Northern Coastal tribes: Eyak, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida, Bella Coola, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Bella Bella, Ooweekeno, Kwakiutl
Central Coastal tribes: Nootka, North Coat Salish,
Central Coast Salish, Makah
Southern Coastal tribes: Southern Coast Salish, Kwalhioqua, Chinookans, Clatskanie, Tillamook, Alseans, Kalapuyans, Siuslawans, Coosans, Athapaskans
TRIBES OF THE PLATEAU
Tribes of the Salish country: Kootenai, Flathead, Pend d'Oreille, Shushwap, Lillooet, Thompson, Nicola, Okanagan, Lakes, Colville, Kalispel, Wenatchee, Chelan, Sanpoil
Tribes of the Columbia River: Nez Perce, Coeur d'Alene, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Palouse, Warm Springs/Tenino, Yakima, Wasco Wishram
Southern tribes: Molala, Klamath, Modoc
CHRONOLOGY
CLOTHING, HOUSING & CANOES
Clothing: the Coast - the Plateau
Housing: the Coast - the Plateau
Canoes
HUNTING, FISHING & TRADE
The Plateau: hunting - fishing
The Coast: hunting and fishing
Trade: the Plateau - the Coast
RELIGION & CEREMONIAL LIFE
The Plateau - the Coast
The Potlatch
WARFARE
The Coast
The Plateau
American Indian Wars
Cayuse War, 1847 - Yakima War, 1855-56 - Nisqually War,
1855-56 - Coeur d'Alene War, 1858 - Modoc War, 1872-73 -
Nez Perce War, 1877
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
THE PLATES
INDEX