Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community by Harriette Shelton DoverTulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community by Harriette Shelton Dover

Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community

byHarriette Shelton DoverEditorDarleen FitzpatrickForeword byWayne Williams

Paperback | June 9, 2015

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In Tulalip, From My Heart, Harriette Shelton Dover describes her life on the Tulalip Reservation and recounts the myriad problems tribes faced after resettlement. Born in 1904, Dover grew up hearing the elders of her tribe tell of the hardships involved in moving from their villages to the reservation on Tulalip Bay: inadequate supplies of food and water, harsh economic conditions, and religious persecution outlawing potlatch houses and other ceremonial practices.

Dover herself spent ten traumatic months every year in an Indian boarding school, an experience that developed her political consciousness and keen sense of justice. The first Indian woman to serve on the Tulalip board of directors, Dover describes her experiences in her own personal, often fierce style, revealing her tribe?s powerful ties and enduring loyalty to land now occupied by others.

Darleen Fitzpatrick is the author of We Are Cowlitz: Traditional and Emergent Ethnicity.
Title:Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295995416

ISBN - 13:9780295995410


Table of Contents

Foreword by Wayne Williams Introduction by Darleen FitzpatrickPhonological Key

Prologue: A Sense of Place 1. Treaty Time, 1855 2. Settling on the Reservation 3. Finding Work in the Early Days 4. First Memories of White People5. Remember (What We Told You) 6. The Tulalip Indian Boarding School7. Treaty Rights Are Like a Drumbeat8. Public School and Marriage, 1922 to 1926 9. Political and Social Conditions 10. Legacy 11. Seeing the World

Appendix: The Tulalip Indian School Schedule Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

Boarding school education, treaties, and reservation life are three topics of many that Dover raises from the welcome perspective of a Native American woman who struggled to survive through those trying and troubling times. Anyone seeking a deeper and richer understanding of Native American history, as well as the growth and development of the reservation community at Tulalip, and Dover?s long-standing efforts in adulthood to revive the cultural practices and traditions that the Bureau of Indian Affairs had been so obsessed with stamping out, will find Tulalip, From My Heart an indispensable resource. - Cary C. Collins - Oregon Historical Quarterly - 2015