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Death of Celilo Falls (Emil and Kathleen Sick Lecture-Book Series in Western Histor)

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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."

Katrine Barber is assistant professor of history at Portland State University and an associate at the Center for Columbia River History.

"Creatively conceived and carefully argued, Barber's study provides important insights to a story that, while set in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia River, has much larger relevance to the American West as a whole and to modern U.S. social history, Cold War historiography, federal Indian policy in the mid-twentieth century, and recent Native American history." - Peter Boag, author of Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oregon

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For thousands of years, Celilo Falls on the Columbia River was a meeting place for Pacific Northwest Indians as well as a major fishing site, then was flooded behind The Dalles Dam in 1957. Barber (history, Portland State U. and Center for Columbia River History) looks at how the Indian community of Celilo Village, the non-Indian town of The Dalles, and other neighboring communities were impacted by the extraordinary economic, environmental, and cultural change. She also examines negotiations and controversies during planning and construction of the dam, and the implications for federal Indian policy and development of the American West. Published in association with the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

For thousands of years, Celilo Falls on the Columbia River was a meeting place for Pacific Northwest Indians as well as a major fishing site, then was flooded behind The Dalles Dam in 1957. Barber (history, Portland State U. and Center for Columbia River History) looks at how the Indian community of Celilo Village, the non-Indian town of The Dalles, and other neighboring communities were impacted by the extraordinary economic, environmental, and cultural change. She also examines negotiations and controversies during planning and construction of the dam, and the implications for federal Indian policy and development of the American West. Published in association with the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295985466
Author:
Barber, Katrine
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Fishing -- Oregon.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Land tenure.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Northwest History
Subject:
Environmental studies
Subject:
Native American Studies
Copyright:
Series:
Emil and Kathleen Sick Lecture-Book Series in Western History and Biography
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.52x5.62x.67 in. .73 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
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History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » History
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Books About Oregon
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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