In Defense of Wyam

In Defense of Wyam
Author: Katrine Barber
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0295743573
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the US Army Corps of Engineers began planning construction of The Dalles Dam at Celilo Village in the mid-twentieth century, it was clear that this traditional fishing, commerce, and social site of immense importance to Native tribes would be changed forever. Controversy surrounded the project, with local Native communities anticipating the devastation of their way of life and white settler-descended advocates of the dam envisioning a future of thriving infrastructure and industry. In In Defense of Wyam, having secured access to hundreds of previously unknown and unexamined letters, Katrine Barber revisits the subject of Death of Celilo Falls, her first book. She presents a remarkable alliance across the opposed Native and settler-descended groups, chronicling how the lives of two women leaders converged in a shared struggle to protect the Indian homes of Celilo Village. Flora Thompson, member of the Warm Springs Tribe and wife of the Wyam chief, and Martha McKeown, daughter of an affluent white farming family, became lifelong allies as they worked together to protect Oregon's oldest continuously inhabited site. As a Native woman, Flora wielded significant power within her community yet outside of it was dismissed for her race and her gender. Martha, although privileged due to her settler origins, turned to women's clubs to expand her political authority beyond the conventional domestic sphere. Flora's and Martha's coordinated efforts offer readers meaningful insight into a time and place where the rhetoric of Native sovereignty, the aims of environmental movements in the American West, and women's political strategies intersected.

In Defense of Wyam

In Defense of Wyam
Author: Katrine Barber
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780295743592
Available:
Release: 2018-05-21
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the US Army Corps of Engineers began planning construction of The Dalles Dam at Celilo Village in the mid-twentieth century, it was clear that this traditional fishing, commerce, and social site of immense importance to Native tribes would be changed forever. Controversy surrounded the project, with local Native communities anticipating the devastation of their way of life and white settler�descended advocates of the dam envisioning a future of thriving infrastructure and industry. In In Defense of Wyam, having secured access to hundreds of previously unknown and unexamined letters, Katrine Barber revisits the subject of Death of Celilo Falls, her first book. She presents a remarkable alliance across the opposed Native and settler-descended groups, chronicling how the lives of two women leaders converged in a shared struggle to protect the Indian homes of Celilo Village. Flora Thompson, member of the Warm Springs Tribe and wife of the Wyam chief, and Martha McKeown, daughter of an affluent white farming family, became lifelong allies as they worked together to protect Oregon�s oldest continuously inhabited site. As a Native woman, Flora wielded significant power within her community yet outside of it was dismissed for her race and her gender. Martha, although privileged due to her settler origins, turned to women�s clubs to expand her political authority beyond the conventional domestic sphere. Flora's and Martha�s coordinated efforts offer readers meaningful insight into a time and place where the rhetoric of Native sovereignty, the aims of environmental movements in the American West, and women�s political strategies intersected.

Oregon

Oregon
Author: William G. Robbins
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780295747262
Available:
Release: 2020-04-17
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oregon’s landscape boasts brilliant waterfalls, towering volcanoes, productive river valleys, and far-reaching high deserts. People have lived in the region for at least twelve thousand years, during which they established communities; named places; harvested fish, timber, and agricultural products; and made laws and choices that both protected and threatened the land and its inhabitants. William G. Robbins traces the state’s history of commodification and conservation, despair and hope, progress and tradition. This revised and updated edition features a new introduction and epilogue with discussion of climate change, racial disparity, immigration, and discrimination. Revealing Oregon’s rich social, economic, cultural, and ecological complexities, Robbins upholds the historian’s commitment to critical inquiry, approaching the state’s past with both open-mindedness and a healthy dose of skepticism about the claims of Oregon’s boosters.

Reclaiming the Reservation

Reclaiming the Reservation
Author: Alexandra Harmon
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780295745879
Available:
Release: 2019-07-12
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the 1970s the Quinault and Suquamish, like dozens of Indigenous nations across the United States, asserted their sovereignty by applying their laws to everyone on their reservations. This included arresting non-Indians for minor offenses, and two of those arrests triggered federal litigation that had big implications for Indian tribes’ place in the American political system. Tribal governments had long sought to manage affairs in their territories, and their bid for all-inclusive reservation jurisdiction was an important, bold move, driven by deeply rooted local histories as well as pan-Indian activism. They believed federal law supported their case. In a 1978 decision that reverberated across Indian country and beyond, the Supreme Court struck a blow to their efforts by ruling in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe that non-Indians were not subject to tribal prosecution for criminal offenses. The court cited two centuries of US legal history to justify their decision but relied solely on the interpretations of non-Indians. In Reclaiming the Reservation, Alexandra Harmon delves into Quinault, Suquamish, and pan-tribal histories to illuminate the roots of Indians’ claim of regulatory power in their reserved homelands. She considers the promises and perils of relying on the US legal system to address the damage caused by colonial dispossession. She also shows how tribes have responded since 1978, seeking and often finding new ways to protect their interests and assert their sovereignty.

Death of Celilo Falls

Death of Celilo Falls
Author: Katrine Barber
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780295800929
Available:
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For thousands of years, Pacific Northwest Indians fished, bartered, socialized, and honored their ancestors at Celilo Falls, part of a nine-mile stretch of the Long Narrows on the Columbia River. Although the Indian community of Celilo Village survives to this day as Oregon's oldest continuously inhabited town, with the construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957, traditional uses of the river were catastrophically interrupted. Most non-Indians celebrated the new generation of hydroelectricity and the easy navigability of the river "highway" created by the dam, but Indians lost a sustaining center to their lives when Celilo Falls was inundated. Death of Celilo Falls is a story of ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances, as neighboring communities went through tremendous economic, environmental, and cultural change in a brief period. Katrine Barber examines the negotiations and controversies that took place during the planning and construction of the dam and the profound impact the project had on both the Indian community of Celilo Village and the non-Indian town of The Dalles, intertwined with local concerns that affected the entire American West: treaty rights, federal Indian policy, environmental transformation of rivers, and the idea of "progress."

Calling in the Soul

Calling in the Soul
Author: Patricia V. Symonds
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780295805658
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Calling in the Soul” (Hu Plig) is the chant the Hmong use to guide the soul of a newborn baby into its body on the third day after birth. Based on extensive original research conducted in the late 1980s in a village in northern Thailand, this ethnographic study examines Hmong cosmological beliefs about the cycle of life as expressed in practices surrounding birth, marriage, and death and considers the gender relationships evident in these practices. The Hmong (or Miao, as they are called in China, and Meo, in Thailand) have lived on the fringes of powerful Southeast Asian states for centuries. Their social framework is distinctly patrilineal, granting little direct power to women. Yet within the limits of that structure, Hmong women wield considerable influence in the spiritually critical realms of birth and death. Calling in the Soul will be of interest to sociocultural anthropologists, medical anthropologists, Southeast Asianists, and gender specialists. Replaces ISBN 9780295800424

Nature s Northwest

Nature s Northwest
Author: William G. Robbins,Katrine Barber
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0816529590
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the greater Northwest was ablaze with change and seemingly obsessed with progress. The promotional literature of the time praising railroads, population increases, and the growing sophistication of urban living, however, ignored the reality of poverty and ethnic and gender discrimination. During the course of the next century, even with dramatic changes in the region, one constant remainedÑ inequality. With an emphasis on the regionÕs political economy, its environmental history, and its cultural and social heritage, this lively and colorful history of the Pacific NorthwestÑdefined here as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and southern British ColumbiaÑplaces the narrative of this dynamic region within a national and international context. Embracing both Canadian and American stories in looking at the larger region, renowned historian William Robbins and Katrine Barber offer us a fascinating regional history through the lens of both the environment and society. Understanding the physical landscape of the greater Pacific NorthwestÑand the watersheds of the Columbia, Fraser, Snake, and Klamath riversÑsets the stage for understanding the development of the area. Examining how this landscape spawned sawmills, fish canneries, railroads, logging camps, agriculture, and shared immigrant and ethnic traditions reveals an intricate portrait of the twentieth-century Northwest. Impressive in its synthesis of myriad historical facts, this first-rate regional history will be of interest to historians studying the region from a variety of perspectives and an informative read for anyone fascinated by the story of a landscape rich in diversity, natural resources, and Native culture.

Follow Me

Follow Me
Author: Kathleen Barber
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982101985
Available:
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Gallery Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Truth Be Told (formerly titled Are You Sleeping)—now an Apple TV series of the same name—comes a cautionary tale of oversharing in the social media age for fans of Jessica Knoll and Caroline Kepnes’s You. Everyone wants new followers…until they follow you home. Audrey Miller has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartment door with a broken lock, and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers to bear witness to it all. Having just moved to Washington, DC, Audrey busies herself impressing her new boss, interacting with her online fan base, and staving off a creepy upstairs neighbor with the help of the only two people she knows in town: an ex-boyfriend she can’t stay away from and a sorority sister with a high-powered job and a mysterious past. But Audrey’s faulty door may be the least of her security concerns. Unbeknownst to her, her move has brought her within striking distance of someone who’s obsessively followed her social media presence for years—from her first WordPress blog to her most recent Instagram Story. No longer content to simply follow her carefully curated life from a distance, he consults the dark web for advice on how to make Audrey his and his alone. In his quest to win her heart, nothing is off-limits—and nothing is private. With “compelling, suspenseful” (Liz Nugent) prose, Kathleen Barber’s electrifying new thriller will have you scrambling to cover your webcam and digital footprints.

Hearings on Military Posture and H R 12604 to Authorize Appropriations During the Fiscal Year 1973 for Procurement of Aircraft Missiles Naval Vessels Tracked Combat Vehicles Torpedoes

Hearings on Military Posture and H R  12604 to Authorize Appropriations During the Fiscal Year 1973 for Procurement of Aircraft  Missiles  Naval Vessels  Tracked Combat Vehicles  Torpedoes
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Pages: 2922
ISBN: LOC:00186240315
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. Senate
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:35112104267184
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015035798860
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civil Functions Department of the Army Appropriations 1953 Hearings Before 82 2 on H R 7268

Civil Functions  Department of the Army Appropriations  1953  Hearings Before     82 2  on H R  7268
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee
Pages: 1569
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045117244
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civil Functions Department of the Army Appropriations for 1953

Civil Functions  Department of the Army  Appropriations for 1953
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Pages: 1569
ISBN: LOC:00060228413
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civil Functions Department of the Army Appropriations 1953

Civil Functions  Department of the Army Appropriations  1953
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
Pages: 1569
ISBN: UCAL:B3636679
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hearings Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Armed Services

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Armed Services
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3603693
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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OMB Efforts to Repeal the Rule of Two

OMB Efforts to Repeal the Rule of Two
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on SBA and SBIC Authority, Minority Enterprise, and General Small Business Problems
Pages: 692
ISBN: PSU:000011991342
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Dangerous Subjects

Dangerous Subjects
Author: Kenneth R. Coleman
Pages: 202
ISBN: 0870719041
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dangerous Subjects describes the life and times of James D. Saules, a black sailor who was shipwrecked off the coast of Oregon and settled there in 1841. Before landing in Oregon, Saules traveled the world as a whaleman in the South Pacific and later as a crew member of the United States Exploring Expedition. Saules resided in the Pacific Northwest for just two years before a major wave of Anglo-American immigrants arrived in covered wagons. In Oregon, Saules encountered a multiethnic population already transformed by colonialism--in particular, the fur industry and Protestant missionaries. Once the Oregon Trail emigrants began arriving in large numbers, in 1843, Saules had to adapt to a new reality in which Anglo-American settlers persistently sought to marginalize and exclude black residents from the region. Unlike Saules, who adapted and thrived in Oregon's multiethnic milieu, the settler colonists sought to remake Oregon as a white man's country. They used race as shorthand to determine which previous inhabitants would be included and which would be excluded. Saules inspired and later had to contend with a web of black exclusion laws designed to deny black people citizenship, mobility, and land. In Dangerous Subjects, Kenneth Coleman sheds light on a neglected chapter in Oregon's history. His book will be welcomed by scholars in the fields of western history and ethnic studies, as well as general readers interested in early Oregon and its history of racial exclusion.

Treaties with American Indians An Encyclopedia of Rights Conflicts and Sovereignty 3 volumes

Treaties with American Indians  An Encyclopedia of Rights  Conflicts  and Sovereignty  3 volumes
Author: Donald L. Fixico
Pages: 958
ISBN: 9781576078815
Available:
Release: 2007-12-12
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This invaluable reference reveals the long, often contentious history of Native American treaties, providing a rich overview of a topic of continuing importance. • Over 300 A–Z entries covering important treaties such as the Treaty of 1778, U.S. and Indian leaders such as Chief Justice John Marshall and Red Cloud of the Sioux, and legal decisions such as Worcester v. Georgia • 16 in-depth thematic essays providing both government and Indian perspectives on major issues, plus six essays looking at U.S.–Indian relations region by region • A complete chronology of the major events that shaped the history of Native American treaty-making • Over 100 contributors who are distinguished scholars in their field, such as Carole Greenberg and R. David Edmunds • Photographs of significant individuals, treaty sites, and artifacts

Indian Claims Commission Decisions

Indian Claims Commission Decisions
Author: United States. Indian Claims Commission
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061676255
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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