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American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Elizabeth Von Aderkas; Christa Hook
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Long Island City, NY : Osprey, ©2005.
Series: Men-at-arms series, 418.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, on both the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occurred in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened up the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the tribes of the Coast lived in a very different
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Von Aderkas; Christa Hook
ISBN: 9781841767413 1841767417
OCLC Number: 57692505
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction - description of area, and Coastal and Plateau cultures; Listing of tribes, with relationships; Daily life - social structures, fishing and hunting economy; Ceremonial and religious culture; Warfare in the North West - dress, weapons, warpaint - raiding tactics, by canoe on Coast and on horseback on Plateau; Campaigns from 1840s to 1880s, particularly 1875 Modoc War (Captain Jack) and 1877 Nez Perce War (Chief Joseph and Looking Glass)
Series Title: Men-at-arms series, 418.
Responsibility: Elizabeth von Aderkas ; illustrated by Christa Hook.

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This book explores the Indians of the Pacific North West - where about one third of all Native Americans are believed to have once lived. It details the area's two distinct cultures: Coastal and  Read more...

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