American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

Men-at-Arms 418
  • Author: Elizabeth Von Aderkas
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: MAA 418
  • Publication Date: 8 May 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841767413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, both on the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occured in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the tribes of the Coast presented a sharply different picture, involving rigid class hierarchies, an economy based on fishing and hunting marine animals, and frequent intertribal warfare which involved slave raiding and head hunting. This fascinating text describes the ways of life, in peace and war, of the coastal and inland peoples of this region.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth von Aderkas grew up in Trinidad and England. She received her BA from University of Manchester. A freelance writer and past contributor to Osprey Military Journal, she now lives with her husband and children in Victoria, British Columbia. Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Coast and the Plateau before white contact - the horse reaches the Plateau - cultural divergence
Social organization and ceremonial - intertribal warfare and the impact of firearms - disease, and subjugation
TRIBES OF THE NORTHWEST COAST
Northern Coastal tribes: Eyak, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida, Bella Coola, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Bella Bella, Ooweekeno, Kwakiutl
Central Coastal tribes: Nootka, North Coat Salish,
Central Coast Salish, Makah
Southern Coastal tribes: Southern Coast Salish, Kwalhioqua, Chinookans, Clatskanie, Tillamook, Alseans, Kalapuyans, Siuslawans, Coosans, Athapaskans
TRIBES OF THE PLATEAU
Tribes of the Salish country: Kootenai, Flathead, Pend d'Oreille, Shushwap, Lillooet, Thompson, Nicola, Okanagan, Lakes, Colville, Kalispel, Wenatchee, Chelan, Sanpoil
Tribes of the Columbia River: Nez Perce, Coeur d'Alene, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Palouse, Warm Springs
Tenino, Yakima, Wasco Wishram
Southern tribes: Molala, Klamath, Modoc
CHRONOLOGY
CLOTHING, HOUSING & CANOES
Clothing: the Coast - the Plateau
Housing: the Coast - the Plateau
Canoes
HUNTING, FISHING & TRADE
The Plateau: hunting - fishing
The Coast: hunting and fishing
Trade: the Plateau - the Coast
RELIGION & CEREMONIAL LIFE
The Plateau - the Coast
The Potlatch
WARFARE
The Coast
The Plateau
American Indian Wars
Cayuse War, 1847 - Yakima War, 1855-56 - Nisqually War,
1855-56 - Coeur d'Alene War, 1858 - Modoc War, 1872-73 -
Nez Perce War, 1877
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
THE PLATES
INDEX


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