Coming To Stay: A Columbia River Journey

Paperback | November 30, 2006

byMary Dodds Schlick

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Coming to Stay is the memoir of Mary Dodds Schlick, who in 1950 moved from the Midwest to the Colville Indian Reservation in north central Washington with her husband Bud, a forester for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For over fifty years, she has maintained a close connection with the Native people of the Columbia River Plateau as a neighbor, journalist, teacher, and master basket maker on the Colville, Warm Springs, and Yakama reservations. These stories take place against a backdrop of change - from the uncertainty caused by federal efforts to terminate reservations in the 1950s through the growth of tribal self-determination that began in the 1970s. Schlick tells us about community and family, celebration and loss, and how she came to stay in the place she now calls home.

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Coming to Stay is the memoir of Mary Dodds Schlick, who in 1950 moved from the Midwest to the Colville Indian Reservation in north central Washington with her husband Bud, a forester for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For over fifty years, she has maintained a close connection with the Native people of the Columbia River Plateau as a n...

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Stories spanning 30 years about the relationship between a non-Indian family and their Indian neighbors on the Colville, Warm Springs, and Yakima Reservations in North Central Washington.

Mary Dodds Schlick is the author of Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth. A master artist in the Oregon Traditional Arts Program, she received an Oregon Governor's Arts Award in 1998.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.02 × 7.01 × 0.5 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295986700

ISBN - 13:9780295986708

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPrologue--The Garden

1. Finding Wild Goose Bill2. Beginnings, 1950-19563. Interlude on the Potomac, 1956-19604. At Home in the Canyon, 1960-19645. Return to the Potomac, 1964-19696. In the Shadow of Patu, 1969-19707. To Everything a Season, 1970-19738. We Weave with Colors All Our Own, 1973-19759. A Gift of Fish, 1975-1992

EpilogueEndnotesBibliographyIndex

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The experiences Schlick describes represent the journey of a family as well as that of a country struggling to respect the land rights and traditions of American Indians.

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