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Shadow tribe : the making of Columbia River Indian identity /

Andrew H. Fisher.

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Main Author: Fisher, Andrew H.
Published: Seattle : Center for the study of the pacific northwest in association with university of washington press, ©2010.
Series: Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography.
Topics: Indians of North America - Columbia River Valley - History. | Indians of North America - Columbia River Valley - Ethnic identity. | Indians of North America - Columbia River Valley - Government relations. | Tribal government - Columbia River Valley. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights. | HISTORY / Native American
Regions: Columbia River Valley - Ethnic relations. | United States - Columbia River Valley.
Genres: History. | Electronic books.
Online Access: JSTOR Books Click here for E-Book. Restricted to IWU Community.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780295801971 (electronic bk.)
0295801972 (electronic bk.)
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Summary: Based on more than a decade of archival research and conversations with Native people, Andrew Fisher's book traces the waxing and waning of Columbia River Indian identity from the mid-nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. Fisher explains how, despite policies designed to destroy them, the shared experience of being off the reservation and at odds with recognized tribes forged far-flung river communities into a loose confederation called the Columbia River Tribe. Environmental changes and political pressures eroded their autonomy during the second half of the twentieth century, yet many River People continued to honor a common heritage of ancestral connection to the Columbia, resistance to the reservation system, devotion to cultural traditions, and detachment from the institutions of federal control and tribal governance. At times, their independent and uncompromising attitude has challenged the sovereignty of the recognized tribes, earning Columbia River Indians a reputation as radicals and troublemakers even among their own people. --From publisher's description.

More Details for: Shadow tribe : the making of Columbia Ri