From Our Editors
This book is about mid-Columbia Indians and their land. The author overturns many of the myths the dominant culture holds about Native Americans and even some misconceptions perpetrated by earlier scholarship in the field.
From the Publisher
The mighty Columbia River cuts a deep gash through the Miocene basalts of the Columbia Plateau, coursing as well through the lives of the Indians who live along its banks. Known to these people as Nch’i-Wana (the Big River), it forms the spine of their land, the core of their habitat.At the turn of the century, the Sahaptin speakers of...