The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest

The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest

Author: Alvin M. Josephy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395850118

Category: History

Page: 742

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This is the story of the so-called Inland Empire of teh Northwest, that rugged and majestic region bounded east and west by the Cascades and the Rockies, from the time of the great exploration of Lewis and Clark to the tragic defeat of Chief Joseph in 1877. Explorers, fur traders, miner, settlers, missionaries, ranchers and above all a unique succession of Indian chiefs and their tribespeople bring into focus one of the permanently instructive chapters in the history of the American West.

Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples

Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples

Author: Dale D. Goble

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801377

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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It can be said that all of human history is environmental history, for all human action happens in an environment�in a place. This collection of essays explores the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest of North America, addressing questions of how humans have adapted to the northwestern landscape and modified it over time, and how the changing landscape in turn affected human society, economy, laws, and values. Northwest Lands and Peoples includes essays by historians, anthropologists, ecologists, a botanist, geographers, biologists, law professors, and a journalist. It addresses a wide variety of topics indicative of current scholarship in the rapidly growing field of environmental history.

Issues of War and Peace

Issues of War and Peace

Author: Nancy Gentile Ford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331196X

Category: History

Page: 368

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Emphasizes the events of lesser-known battles from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, and includes information about the origins of each conflict, differing opinions, and the political, economic, and social impacts.

Idaho's Place

Idaho's Place

Author: Adam M. Sowards

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805078

Category: History

Page: 320

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Idaho�s Place is an anthology of the most current and original writing on Gem State history. From the state�s indigenous roots and early environmental battles to recent political and social events, these essays provide much-needed context for understanding Idaho�s important role in the development of the American West. Through a creative approach that combines explorations of concepts such as politics, gender, and race with the oral histories of Idaho residents - the very people who lived and made state history - this unique collection sheds new light on the state�s surprisingly contentious past. Readers, whether they are longtime residents or newcomers, tourists or seasonal dwellers, policy makers or historians, will be treated to a rich narrative in which the many threads of Idaho�s history entwine to produce a complete tapestry of this beautiful and complex Western state.

Reconfiguring the Reservation

Reconfiguring the Reservation

Author: Emily Greenwald

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826324088

Category: History

Page: 212

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Once Indians had private property, reformers reasoned, they would practice agriculture and eventually adopt "American" economic and natural rules."--BOOK JACKET.

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

Author: William Willard

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496221056

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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Rising from the Ashes explores continuing Native American political, social, and cultural survival and resilience with a focus on the life of Numiipuu (Nez Perce) anthropologist Archie M. Phinney. He lived through tumultuous times as the Bureau of Indian Affairs implemented the Indian Reorganization Act, and he built a successful career as an indigenous nationalist, promoting strong, independent American Indian nations. Rising from the Ashes analyzes concepts of indigenous nationalism and notions of American Indian citizenship before and after tribes found themselves within the boundaries of the United States. Collaborators provide significant contributions to studies of Numiipuu memory, land, loss, and language; Numiipuu, Palus, and Cayuse survival, peoplehood, and spirituality during nineteenth-century U.S. expansion and federal incarceration; Phinney and his dedication to education, indigenous rights, responsibilities, and sovereign Native Nations; American Indian citizenship before U.S. domination and now; the Jicarilla Apaches' self-actuated corporate model; and Native nation-building among the Numiipuu and other Pacific Northwestern tribal nations. Anchoring the collection is a twenty-first-century analysis of American Indian decolonization, sovereignty, and tribal responsibilities and responses.