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Great River on the West: Essays on the Columbia River (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

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In the Pacific Northwest, the river of dominance is the Columbia, and in ways both profound and mundane its history is the history of the region. In Great River of the West historians and anthropologists consider a range of topics about the river, from Indian rock art, Chinook Jargon, and ethnobotany on the Columbia to literary and family history, the creation of an engineered river, and the inherent mythic power of place.<P>Since first contact between Euro-Americans and Native peoples during the late 18th century, the river's history has been characterized by dramatic demographic, social, and economic changes. The remarkable set of essays in Great River of the West investigate these changes by highlighting important episodes in the history of the river. Readers meet mariners who challenge the Columbia River bar, a family torn by insanity, Native people who preserve fishing traditions, and dam-builders who radically change the Columbia.

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Lang, a professor of history at Portland State University and director of the Center for Columbia River History, and Carriker (history, Gonzaga U.) present eight essays by historians and anthropologists. Topics include the fate of the First Peoples of the Columbia; Dr. McKay's Chinook address (composed for the first Columbia River centennial held on May 11, 1892); the pictographs and petroglyphs of the mid-Columbia River; and an epilogue to Diaries of the Westward Journey by author Lillian Schlissel.
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Table of Contents

A resurgent Columbia River: an introduction / William L. Lang and Robert C. Carriker — What ever happened to the first peoples of the Columbia? / Eugene S. Hunn — "Dr. McKay's Chinook address May 11 1892": a commemoration in Chinook jargon of the first Columbia River centennial / Henry Zenk — Riverplaces as sacred geography: the pictographs and petroglyphs of the Mid-Columbia River / William D. Layman — On the Columbia: the ruling presence of this place / James P. Ronda — "This perilous situation between hope and despair": meetings along the great river of the west / Patricia Nelson Limerick — "They have no father, and they will not mind me": families and the river / Lillian Schlissel — Changing cultural inventions of the Columbia / Richard W. Etulain — What has happened to the Columbia? a great river's fate in the twentieth century / William L. Lang.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295977775
Editor:
Lang, William L.
Editor:
Carriker, Robert C.
Editor:
Lang, William L.
Author:
Lowenthal, David
Author:
Lang, William L.
Author:
Carriker, Robert
Author:
Carriker, Robert C.
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Conservationists
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Columbia river and valley
Subject:
Columbia River
Subject:
Columbia River Valley
Subject:
Columbia River Valley Antiquities.
Subject:
Lost highway
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
History
Subject:
Columbia River Description and travel.
Subject:
Columbia River History.
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Rivers
Subject:
Nature Studies-Biology
Subject:
Western History
Subject:
Environmental History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Paperback
Series Volume:
224
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.00x6.01x.50 in. .58 lbs.

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