Pacific Northwest Native American History & Biography
This list of Pacific Northwest Native American history and biography was created by a librarian at The Seattle Public Library in conjunction with Beyond the Frame, a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. This list accompanies the Library's exhibit "Protecting the x̌ʷəlč : Indigenous Stewardship of the Salish Sea" (June 15 to August 30, 2018 at the Central Library).
When the River Ran Wild!: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation
Aguilar is a Wasco elder and enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon.
Format: Book - 2005View When the River Ran Wild!: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation
During My Time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, A Haida Woman
Davidson was a member of the Haida Nation and the daughter of renowned Haida artist Charles Edenshaw. Blackman edited this narrative from over 50 hours of tape recordings.
Format: Book - 1992 Revised and enlarged editionView During My Time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, A Haida Woman
Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice
Format: Book - 2014View Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice
To Fish in Common: The Ethnohistory of Lummi Indian Salmon Fishing
Format: Book - 2000 University of Washington Press paperback editionView To Fish in Common: The Ethnohistory of Lummi Indian Salmon Fishing
Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound
Format: Book - 2017View Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound
Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia
Format: Book - 2013 First editionView Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia
Chinook Resilience: Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River
The Chinook Indian Nation--whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lower Columbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at the river's mouth--continue to reside near traditional lands. Because of its nonrecognized status, the Chinook Indian Nation often faces challenges in its efforts to claim and control cultural heritage and its own history and to assert a right to place on the Columbia River. Chinook Resilience is a collaborative ethnography of how the Chinook Indian Nation, whose land and heritage are under assault, continues to move forward and remain culturally strong and resilient. Jon Daehnke focuses on Chinook participation in archaeological projects and sites of public history as well as the tribe's role in the revitalization of canoe culture in the Pacific Northwest. This lived and embodied enactment of heritage, one steeped in reciprocity and protocol rather than documentation and preservation of material objects, offers a tribally relevant, forward-looking, and decolonized approach for the cultural resilience and survival of the Chinook Indian Nation, even in the face of federal nonrecognition.
Format: Book - 2017 1st editionView Chinook Resilience: Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River
Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay
"A gravestone, a mention in local archives, stories still handed down around Oyster Bay: the outline of a woman begins to emerge and with her the world she inhabited, so rich in tradition, so shaken by violent change. Katie Kettle Gale was born into a Salish community in Puget Sound in the 1850s, just as settlers were migrating into what would become Washington State. With her people forced out of their accustomed hunting and fishing grounds into ill-provisioned island camps and reservations, Katie Gale sought her fortune in Oyster Bay. In that early outpost of multiculturalism--where Native Americans and immigrants from the eastern United States, Europe, and Asia vied for economic, social, political, and legal power--a woman like Gale could make her way. As Llyn De Danaan mines the historical record, we begin to see Gale, a strong-willed Native woman who cofounded a successful oyster business, then wrested it away from her Euro-American husband, a man with whom she raised children and who ultimately made her life unbearable. Steeped in sadness--with a lost home and a broken marriage, children dying in their teens, and tuberculosis claiming her at forty-three--Katie Gale's story is also one of remarkable pluck, a tale of hard work and ingenuity, gritty initiative and bad luck that is, ultimately, essentially American." -- Publisher website.
Format: Book - 2013View Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay
Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day
Deloria was a noted Native American historian and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
Format: Book - 2012View Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day
Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of A Reservation Community
Dover was a member of the Tulalip Tribes.
Format: Book - 2014View Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of A Reservation Community