Culture

 

A. Audio Recordings

 

A1. Nez Perce Cultural Camp & Wilson, Elizabeth; Nez Perce Stories. [2008] 2008.

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 7 of Nimipuutímt. Vol. 1: 1 CD.

Contents: “Track 1: Mountain Goat weeyekin song,” “Track 2: Indian Religion,” “Track 3: River Wind tiiyaapoo,” “Track 4: Coyote Story,” “Track 5: Cannibal story & songs,” “Track 6: Walla Wallapoo,” “Track 7: Medicine Man’s Cure,” “Track 8: Coyote Story,” “Track 9: Coyote Story,” “Track 10: Walla Wallapoo part 1,” “Track 11: Walla Wallapoo part 2”

Description: Stories and songs, religious or otherwise. Stories told in English, songs sung in Nez Perce.

Keywords: Legends, Culture, Religion, Language, Oral Traditions, Audio Recordings

 

B. Transcriptions

 

B1. Axtell, Horace and Aragon, Margo; A Little Bit of Wisdom: Conversations with a Nez Perce Elder [1997] 1997

A Little Bit of Wisdom / Conversations with a Nez Perce Elder / by / Horace P. Axtell / and / Margo

Aragon / A James R. Hepworth Book / Confluence Press / Lewiston, Idaho

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. picture of Horace Axtell; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Table of Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-xi. ‘Preface;’ xii. blank; 1. half title; 2-211. text; 212. blank; 213-14. ‘Epilogue;’ 215-17. ‘Glossary;’ unpaginated page. blank; unpaginated page. design; unpaginated blank

Text Contents: “It’s Good to Have an Indian Name,” “Strong Spiritual Feelings,” “Grandmother Told Me This,” “Borrowed Language,” “These Old Powers,” “All My Uncles,” “The Old Man,” “They Wanted To Kill Us,” “Warriors and War,” “Inside the Walls,” “Getting Back To My Plan,” “It’s My Turn,” “Coming Back to the Indian Ways,” “Don’t Call Me Chief,” “Washington, D.C.,” “When You Talk From Your Heart”

Description: Transcriptions of autobiographical oral recordings by Isluumts (Horace Axtell), a contemporary Nez Perce elder. Special focus on Nez Perce and Christian religions among the Nez Perce living side-by-side.

Keywords: Culture, Religion, Language, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B2. Baird, Dennis; Mallickan, Diane; and Swagerty, W.R. ed.; Encounters with the People: Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858 [2015] 2015

Encounters / With the People / Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858 / Compiled and edited by Dennis Baird, Diane Mallickan, and W.R. Swagerty / WSU / Press / Washington State University / Pullman, Washington

Location: La Grande Public Cook Memorial Library; La Grande, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 1 in the Voices from Nez Perce Country series. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. information on the Voices from Nez Perce Country series; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. ‘Illustrations and Maps;’ ix-xiv. ‘Foreword’ and ‘Map of the traditional territory of the Nez Perce people;’ xv-xvii. ‘Introduction;’ xviii. blank; xix-xxi. ‘Tribal Elder and This Book;’ unpaginated blank; 1-503. text; 504. blank; 505-22. ‘Index’

Text Contents: “1 Literature on Nez Perce History Prior to 1877, by W.R. Swagerty,” “2 Accounts Written by Nez Perce People,” “3 In the Mountains,” “4 The Earliest Written Accounts,” “5 Lewis and Clark among the Nez Perce, 1805-1806,” “6 David Thompson and Alexander Henry among the Nez Perce, 1809-1812,” “7 Donald Mackenzie and the Astorians, 1811-1813,” “8 The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Fur Trade in Nez Perce Country, 1821-1855,” “9 Botanist David Douglas Visits the Clearwater, 1826,” “10 Encounters Outside the Heartland” “11 The Nez Perce Visit the East, 1831-1832,” “12 Captain Benjamin Bonneville among the Nez Perce, 1832-1834,” “13 Protestant Missions in the Clearwater Region,” “14 Early Catholic Accounts of the Nez Perce,” “15 The Nez Perce in the Cayuse War, 1847-1850,” “16 The Start of the Indian Agency in the Clearwater Valley,” “17 The Nez Perce in Oregon Territory, 1850-1854,” “18 Year of the Treaty, 1855,” “The Nez Perce People in the Wars of 1855-1858”

Description: Collection of written and oral accounts of and/or by the Nez Perce tribe or members of the Nez Perce tribe up to 1858.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Culture, Politics, Lewis and Clark, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B8. Hunn, Eugene S., Morning Owl, E. Thomas, Cash Cash, Phillip E., and Engum, Jennifer Karson; Čáw Pawá Láakni: They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla [2015] 2015

Čáw Pawá Láakni / They Are Not Forgotten / Sahaptian Place Names Atlas / of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla / Eugene S. Hunn / E. Thomas Morning Owl / Phillip E. Cash Cash / Jennifer Karson Engum / with / Daniel B. Haug, Roberta L. Conner, Bruce J. Rigsby, / John M. Chess, Modesta J. Minthorn / Tamástslikt Cultural Institute / Pendleton, Oregon / In association with Ecotrust / Portland, Oregon

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. picture of the Blue Moutains; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi-vii. ‘Contents;’ viii-ix. ‘Maps;’ x. blank; xi. ‘Opening;’ xii. blank; xiii. ‘Foreword: Iwaačanáay ‘This Is How It Was;’’ xiv. quote from Eugene S. Hunn; xv. ‘Preface: Áwna Wiya’uyikíkta ‘Now We Will Begin From Where We Left Off;’’ xvi. quotes from Roberta L. Conner and Jennifer Karson Engum; xvii. ‘Preface: Nawapxwiśtáymaśa ‘Voicing Diverse Thoughts;’’ xviii. blank; xix. ‘Preface: Šapásukwatimat ‘For You to Understand the Writing;’’ xx. blank; xxi. ‘Preface: Phonetic Pronounciation Key for Sahaptian;’ xxii. blank; 1. half title; 2. ‘Where We Lived and Traveled’ map; 4-187. text; 188. blank; 189. ‘Closing;’ 190. blank; 191. ‘Kwałánawašamataš ‘Thankful to You All;’’ 192. picture of Wáapnis; 193-228. ‘Appendices;’ 229-30. ‘Bibliography;’ 231-32. ‘Authors and Contributors;’ 233. ‘Illustration Credits;’ 234. blank; 235-40. ‘Subject Index;’ 241-44. ‘Native Place Names Index; 245-48. ‘English Place Names;’ 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Part I – Testimonies: Waapaxwináwaša ‘Speaking Words of Testimony’”: Pawiyáninxana ‘They Used to Travel Around,’” “Wiyá’uyt Wapáxwini ‘We Are Beginning Our Testimony,’” “Naamí Tiičaamítimná ‘The Heart of Our Country,’” “Tiičám ku Sínwit ‘Lands and Languages,’” “Núunim Titwatíitin’ Wéetes ‘Our Storied Earth,’” “Walsáyčasminšmi Tiičám ‘The Land of Story Time,’” “Wéeteskin’ix Cùukwe ‘Knowledge From the Earth,’” “Panáykukša Ánimay ‘They Are Gathering for Winter,’” “Pašúwaša Tímanina Tiičámna ‘They Are Cutting Up the Marked Land,’” “Panakpuušayšáykš ‘Caring for a Legacy,’” “Anakú Waníčtna Papáyšinxa ‘When They Bring Out a Name,’” “Patánaknuwiša Naamípa Áwtnipamápa ‘They Are Protecting Our Sacred and Traditional Sites’” “Part 2 – Place Names and Maps: Tiičaminšmí Sukwanáwit ‘Espistimology of the Land’”: “Uytpamá Kútkut ‘The First Work,’” “Naamí Watikš ‘Our Tracks’”

Description: Atlas of place names used by the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla.

Note: Many place names recorded in a language known as Nuumiipuutím, or Cayuse Nez Perce. The two tribes are closely related.

Keywords: Culture, Geography, Language, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B11. James, Caroline; Nez Perce Women in Transition, 1877-1990 [1996] 1996

Nez Perce Women / in Transition / 1877-1990 / Caroline James / University of Idaho Press / Moscow, Idaho / 1996

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-xi. ‘List of Figures;’ xii. blank; xiii. ‘Individuals Interviewed;’ xiv-xxvi. pictures of individuals interviewed; xxvii-xxix. ‘Acknowledgements;’ unpaginated blank; 1-231. text; 232. blank; 233-38. ‘Bibliography;’ 239-45. ‘Index;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: “1 Introduction,” “2 Women as Providers”: “Food Quest and Processing,” “Shelter,” “Clothing,” “Other Items of Hide and Buckskin,” “Paints and Dyes,” “Weaving,” “Other Tasks,” “Agriculture” “3 Life Cycle of Women”: “Raising Children,” “Childhood,” “Marriage and Social Relations,” “Death” “4 Travel and Trade”: “Introduction of Horses,” “Railroads,” “Trade,” “Social Activities” “5 Women in History”: “Women’s Involvement in Council,” “Women in War,” “Other Stories of Nez Perce Women” “6 Religion”: “Native Religion,” “Christianity” “7 Education”: “Nez Perce Traditional Education,” “The Euro-American Education System,” “Women and Modern Education” “8 Modern Roles and Problems,” “9 Conclusion”

Description: Study on the roles of women in Nez Perce culture. Interspersed heavily with interviews from Nez Perce women.

Reviews: Foster, Martha Harroun. “Nez Perce Women in Transition, 1877-1990.” Review of Nez Perce Women in Transition, 1877-1990, by Caroline James. Pacific Historical Reviews, vol. 66 no. 1 (pp. 108-109), Febuary, 1997. doi: 10.2307/4492303

Keywords: Culture, Gender, Religion, Politics, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B12. Karson, Jennifer, ed.; wiyáxayxt: as days go by: wiyáakaa’awn: Our History, Our Land, and Our People: The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla

wiyáxayxt * as days go by * wiyáakaa’awn / Out History, Our Land, and Our People / The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla / Edited by Jennifer Karson / Published by Tamástsliky Cultural Institute, Pendleton / & Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland / in association with the University of Washington Press, Seattle and London

Location: Joseph Public Library; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. ‘Cayuse Sisters;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; v-vi. ‘Contributors;’ vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-x. ‘Foreword: A Conversation with Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.;’ xi-xii. ‘Preface;’ xiii. ‘Acknowledgements;’ xiv. blank; xv-xix. ‘As Days Go By: An Introduction;’ unpaginated blank; 1. quote by Donald Grinde, Jr.; 2. portrait; 3-242. text; 243. blank; 244. portrait; 245-52. ‘Epilogue: Asserting Sovereignty into the Future;’ 253-63. ‘Index;’ unpaginated blank; unpaginated page. ‘Photographs and Credites;’ 3 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Tamánwit,” “Oral Traditions of the Natítaytma,” “Early Contact and Incursion, 1700-1850,” “Wars, Treaties, and the Beginning of Reservation Life,” “Through Change and Transition: Treaty Commitments Made and Broken,” “The Beginning of Modern Tribal Governance and Enacting Sovereignty,” “Self-Determination and Recovery,” “Other Important Events in Contemporary Tribal History”

Description: History of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes based on oral histories by tribe members themselves.

Note: Though this book is not specifically a work about the Nez Perce, it has been included for two reasons: the Cayuse’s close relationship to the Nez Perce in many regards and the fact that many contributors for the book profess Nez Perce heritage.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Culture, Geography, Politics, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions, Language, Legends

 

B13. Kroeber, Karl. “An Introduction to the Art of Traditional American Indian Storytelling.” In Traditional Literatures of the American Indian: Texts and Interpretations, edited by Karl Kroeber, Jarold Ramsey, Dell H. Hymes, Dennis Tedlock, Barre Toelken and Tacheeni Scott, and Linda Ainsworth, 1-24. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Presss, 1997.

Note: Includes the Nez Perce oral tale ‘píplaats’ or ‘Red Willow’ and interpretation.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Culture, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B14. Landeen, Dan and Pinkham, Allen; Salmon And His People: Fish & Fishing in Nez Perce Culture [1999] 1999

Salmon / And His People / Fish & Fishing / In Nez Perce / Culture / Dan Landeen / Allen Pinkham / Confluence Press / Lewiston, Idaho

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Table of Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-xii. ‘Preface;’ xiii-xvii. ‘Chronology;’ xviii. picture; 1-206. text; 207-17. ‘Key to the Families and Species of Fishes in the Columbia River Basin;’ 218. blank; 219-26. ‘References;’ 227-34. ‘Glossary;’ 235-39. ‘Treaty with the Nez Perces, 1855;’ 240. blank; 241-49. ‘Index;’ unpaginated blank.

Text Contents: “Part One”: “Columbia River Basin: Geology, History, and Ecology,” “The Hanford Site,” “A Brief History of the Nez Perce,” “Celilo Falls,” “Nez Perce Fishing,” “Treaty Rights and the Tradition of Tribal Management.” “Part Two”: “Fish Biology, Research, Species, and State Records,” “Accounts of Families and Fish Species.”

Description: Describes the relationship between fish, fishing, and the Nez Perce. Mostly factual, historical, and scientific. Interspersed with oral traditions recorded by various members of the Nez Perce and other tribes. Stories include: “A Meeting Between Creator and the Animals,” “Why the Columbia River Sparkles,” and “Beaver and the Grande Ronde River,” among others.

Keywords: Culture, Legends, Religion, Geography, Politics, 19th Century History, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B15. Landeen, Dan and Crow, Jeremy (compilers and editors); I Am of This Land: Wetes pe m’e wes [1997] 1997, second printing

A Nez Perce Nature Guide / I Am of This Land / Wetes pe m’e wes / Compiled & Edited / by / Dan Landeen and Jeremy Crow

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. full title; 2. copyright; 3. picture; 4. dedication; 5. ‘Table of Contents;’ 6. ‘Foreword;’ 7. ‘Introduction;’ 8-87. text; 88-91. ‘Appendix I: Treaty with the Nez Percés, 1855;’ 92-93. ‘Bibliography;’ 94. ‘Acknowledgments;’ 95. ‘Handford Wildlife Checklist’

Text Contents: “Section One: Culture of the Nez Perce”: “Values,” “Stories,” “Nez Perce Use of Plant & Animal Resources,” “Hunting,” “Fishing,” “Section Two: Historical Resource Use on the Columbia Plateau”: “Nez Perce History,” “Hanford Site,” “Section Three: Hanford Wildlife”: “Birds,” “Mammals,” “Reptiles & Amphibians,” “Dangerous Creatures”

Description: Description of the wildlife of the Hanford area. Mostly factual, historical, and scientific. Interspersed with oral traditions. Stories include: “The Wren,” “Coyote and the Grouse,” and “Cottontail Boy and Rattlesnake,” among others.

Keywords: Culture, 19th Century History, Geography, Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B20. Ramsey, Jarold. “From ‘Mythic’ to ‘Fictive’ in a Nez Percé Orpheus Myth.” In Traditional Literatures of the American Indian: Texts and Interpretations, edited by Karl Kroeber, Jarold Ramsey, Dell H. Hymes, Dennis Tedlock, Barre Toelken and Tacheeni Scott, and Linda Ainsworth, 25-42. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Presss, 1997.

Note: Includes the Nez Perce oral tale “Coyote and the Shadow” people and interpretation.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Culture, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B23. Walker, Jr., Deward E.; Blood of the Monster: The Nez Perce Coyote Cycle [1994, 1996, 1998] 1994

Blood of / the Monster / The Nez Perce Coyote Cycle / Deward E. Walker, Jr. / in collaboration with Daniel N. Matthews / Illustrations by Marc Seahmer / High Plains Publishing Company

Location: Nez Perce National Historical Park Archives; Spalding, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 2 unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. illustration; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii-ix. ‘Contents;’ x. blank; xi. ‘Acknowledgements,’ xii. blank; 1-4. ‘Introduction;’ 5. ‘Table 1: Principal Characters in the Nez Perce Coyote Cycle;’ 6. ‘The Nez Perce Homeland and Their Neighbors’ map; 7-229. text; 230. blank; 231-36. ‘Bibliography;’ 237-44. ‘Index;’ 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Part One Coyote Myths”: “Coyote and Monsters”: “1. Coyote and Monter,” “2. Killer Mosquito,” “3. Coyote Defeats the Sun,” “4. Coyote and Flint,” “5. Coyote and Hummingbird,” “6. Killer Butterfly,” “7. Mussel-Shell Killers,” “8. Killer Baby,” “9. Frog and Coyote,” “10. Frog and Blulejar,” “11. Cannibal,” “12. Blindworm Killer” “Coyote the Transformer”: “13. Coyote Breaks the Fish Dam at Celilo,” “14. Coyote and White-tailed Buck,” “15. How Coyote Made Different People,” “16. Coyote Shoots Cow Elk,” “17. How the Salmon Found Out That They Shouldn’t Go Up Potlatch Creek,” “18. Worm Penis,” “19. Cold and Warm Brothers Wrestle,” “20. How the Animals Got Their Names,” “21. How Coyote Brought the Buffalo,” “22. How Coyote Lost His Eyes,” “23. The Sun and the Moon,” “24. Coyote and Winter Have a War,” “25. Coyote and Bull,” “26. Coyote Visits Elk and Fish Hawk,” “27. How Porcupine Went to the Plains,” “28. Coyote’s Trip to the East” “Coyote and Fox”: “29. Coyote and Fox,” “30. Coyote and Fox Pretend to Be Women,” “31. Fox and Coyote as Shamans,” “32. Coyote and Fox Run Races” “Coyote and Grizzly Bear”: “33. The Five Grizzly  Bear Sisters and the Five Woodpecker Brothers,” “34. How the Grizzly Bear Sisters Were Fooled,” “35. Don’t Crack the Bones,” “36. How Coyote Killed the Grizzly Bears,” “37. Coyote Kills Grizzly Bear’s Sons” “Coyote and Women and Children”: “38. Coyote and the Shadow People,” “39. Bat and Coyote,” “40. Cut-Out-of Belly Boy,” “41. Weasel Wrestles for a Wife,” “42. Coyote Marries His Daughter,” “43. Coyote and His Daughter,” “44. Elbow Baby,” “45. Cixcixícim Boy,” “46. Warmweather and Coldweather,” “47. Bobcat and Pinesquirrel’s Daughter,” “48. The Disobedient Boy,” “49. Frog and Crawfish Dance,” “50. Coyote Visits White Mountain,” “51. Sea Monster,” “52. How Coyote’s Penis Became a Dam” “Part Two A Descriptive Interpretation of Coyote’s Character”: “Introduction,” “Coyote and Monsters,” “Coyote and Advisors,” “Coyote’s Interactions with Groups,” “Coyote and Children,” “Coyote’s Relationships with Adult Female Characters,” “Coyote’s Relationships with Adult Male Characters,” “Conclusion”

Description: Collection of Nez Perce folklore surrounding Coyote and analysis.

Reviews: Dye, Kevin, and Deward Walker. Oregon Historical Quarterly 97, no. 4 (1996): 485-87. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20614777.

Note: Published in 1998 under the title Nez Perce Coyote Tales: The Myth Cycle.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Culture, Gender, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

C. Novels

 

C1.  Berne, Emma Carlson; The Roar of the Falls: My Journey with Kaya [2014] 2014

The Roar / of the Falls / My Journey with Kaya / by Emma Carlson Berne / American Girl

Location: Josephy Center for Arts and Culture Bookstore; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 3 of the Beforever American Girl series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. full title; ii. copyright; iii. dedication; iv. description of the Beforever series; v. description of the story; vi. description of historical and cultural context and setting; 1-182. text; 183. blank; 184-85. ‘About Kaya’s Time;’ 186-87. ‘Glossary of Nez Perce Words;’ 188. ‘Read more of Kaya’s stories,’ 189-96. ‘A Sneak Peak at The Journey Begins: A Kaya Classic;’ unpaginated page. ‘About the Author;’ five unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: Multiple-ending story, multiple short, untitled, optional chapters

Description: A multiple-ending story about a young person who travels back in time and meets a Nez Perce girl named Kaya in 1764

Note: The other two books in the Beforever series, The Journey Begins: A Kaya Classic, Volume 1 and Smoke on the Wind: A Kaya Classic, Volume 2 by Janet Shaw were both originally published in 2002 as part of the original Kaya series, so they are cited as such and not cross-referenced here.

Keywords: Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Novels, Literature

 

C4. Gulick, Bill; Northwest Destiny: Distant Trails [1988, 1992] 1992

Northwest / Destiny / Volume One / Distant Trails / Bill Gulick / Jove Books, New York

Location: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 1 in Northwest Destiny series. Vol. 1: i. excerpt from Distant Trails and information on Northwest Destiny series; ii. ‘Jove titles by Bill Gulick’ and ‘Coming in December 1992;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; v-vi. ‘A Note About the Vocabulary;’ viii. blank; 1-264. text; 265-78. ‘Special Preview’ of Gathering Storm; 2 unpaginated pages. mail order forms for Journal of the Gun Years

Text Contents: “Part One: Red Son, White Son”: 12 untitled chapters “Part Two: Moki-Moki Ilp-Ilp and John Crane”: 9 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a man named Matt Crane, an explorer with Lewis and Clark. Matt meets a young Nez Perce woman and she becomes pregnant with his child before he returns to the “white man’s world,” where he starts a new family. The story chronicle the meeting of his two sons across cultural lines.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Culture, Fiction, Politics, Historical Fiction, Novels, Literature

 

C5. Gulick, Bill; Northwest Destiny: Gathering Storm [1988, 1992] 1992

Northwest / Destiny / Volume Two / Gathering Storm / Bill Gulick / Jove Books, New York

Location: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 2 in Northwest Destiny series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. excerpt from Gathering Storm and information on Northwest Destiny series; ii. ‘Jove titles by Bill Gulick’ and ‘Coming March 1993;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; 1-252. text; 253-67. ‘Special Preview’ of River’s End; unpaginated page. mail order form for Journal of the Gun Years

Text Contents: “Part One: Wagon Wheels to Oregon”: 7 untitled chapters “Part Two: Bitter Harvest”: 12 untitled chapters “Part Three: Pe-wa-oo-yit— First Treaty Council”: 6 untitled chapters “Part Four: Gold and the Steal Treaty”: 6 untitled chapters

Description: Continuation of the story of John Crane meeting his half-brother, a member of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Politics, Settlers, Historical Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C6. Gulick, Bill; Northwest Destiny: River’s End [1988, 1993] 1993

Northwest / Destiny / Volume Three / River’s End / Bill Gulick / Published in hardcover as Lost Wallowa / Jove Books, New York

Location: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume three of Northwest Destiny series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. excerpt from River’s End and information on Northwest Destiny series; ii. ‘Jove title by Bill Gulick;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; 1-268. text

Text Contents: “Part One: Distant Thunder”: 7 untitled chapters “Part Two: War and a Kind of Peace”: 23 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a man named John Crane and his reunion with his half brother, Tall Bird, a member of the Nez Perce tribe, during a time of political violence and social violence along racial lines.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Lewis and Clark, Politics, Settlers, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C9. Hilden, Patricia Penn; When Nickels Were Indians: An Urban, Mixed-Blood Story [1995, 1997] 1995

When / Nickels / Were / Indians / An Urban, / Mixed-Blood / Story / Patricia / Penn Hilden / Illustrated by Anne-Marie Hamilton / Smithsonian Institution Press / Washington and London

Location: Pendleton Public Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1 unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. ‘Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literatures;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. quote; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-xii. ‘Preface: ‘Anyway, That’s What I Think;’’ 1-214. text; 215-52. ‘Notes;’ 253-59. ‘Index;’ 3 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “1. Getting Out of Dodge,” “2. Ancestral Burdens,” “3. Buffalo Bill’s Defunct,” “4. Dislocations,” “5. Blood Wars,” “6. De-Colonizing the (Women’s) Mind,” “7. Indian Fashion,” “8 ‘Til Indian Voices Wake Us”

Description: Work of memoir-style creative nonfiction dealing with being of mixed heritage. Written by an author of Nez Perce heritage.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Gender, Literature, Novels

 

C18. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Lone Wolf Clan: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1998] 1998

The Lone Wolf Clan / An Awesome Vision Launches the Lone Wolf Clan / on a Journey that Changes Their Lives Forever / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / We have always been here. We would rather die here. Our fathers did. / We cannot leave them here. Our children were born here— how / can we go away? If you give us the best place in the world, / it is not so good for us as this…. This is our home. / Weinock, Yakima / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol 1

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 1 of the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: inside cover. ‘Lands Where the Lone Wolf Clan Roamed’ map; (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi. blank; vii. ‘A Note from the Authors;’ viii. blank; ix. dedication; x. blank; 1-229. text; 230. ‘Historical Note;’ 231. ‘About the Authors;’ 2 unpaginated blanks; inside cover. Lands Where the Lone Wolf Clan Roamed’ map

Text Contents: 25 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keyword: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C20. Jacobs, Linda; Lake of Fire [2007, 2008, 2015] 2007

Linda Jacobs / Lake / of Fire / M / Press / Gold Imprint / Medallion Press, Inc. / Printed in USA

Location: University of Idaho Library, University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho

Collation: 1volume, volume 3 in the Yellowstone series. Vol. 1: i. full title; ii-iii. ‘Previous accolades for the Yellowstone series from the WILLA Award Winning Author, Linda Jacobs;’ iv. copyright; v. ‘Acknowledgements;’ vi. blank; 1-535. text; 536-38. ‘Epilogue;’ 539-40. ‘Author’s Note;’ unpaginated blank; 4 unpaginated pages. information about other books by author; unpaginated page. information about publisher

Text Contents: 36 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a one-quarter Nez Perce man named Cord Sutton who adopts a Western lifestyle to hide his heritage. In his journey to purchase an island in the Yellowstone wilderness, he meets heiress Laura Fielding and the two begin a romance and share their true identities.

Keywords: Fiction, Romance, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C26. Kauffman, Hattie; Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming [2013] 2013

Falling / into Place / A Memoir of / Overcoming / Hattie Kauffman / Baker Books / a division of Baker Publishing Group / Grand Rapids, Michigan

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. reviews; 2. blank; 3. full title; 4. copyright; 5. dedication; 6. blank; 7. ‘Acknowledgements;’ 8. blank; 9-234. text; 235-36. ‘Epilogue;’ 237. information on how to learn more about the author; 238. blank; 239. information on how to learn more about the publisher

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Memoir by the first Native American new anchor to broadcast on national evening news. Topics in the memoir include childhood memories, Kauffman’s career as a reporter, relationships, and religion.

Reviews: Marchbanks, Rachael. “Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming.” Review of Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming, by Hattie Kauffman. Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, August 21, 2016, Media Reviews. https://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/falling-place-memoir-overcoming/

Peterman, Mindy. “Review: ‘Falling into Place’: Hattie Kauffman’s story of faith and hope.” Digital Journal, May 6, 2014, Entertainment. http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/arts/review-falling-into-place-hattie-kauffman-s-story-of-sadness-and-hope/article/383061

“Falling Apart, Falling Together: A Review of Hattie Kauffman’s Memoir, FALLING INTO PLACE.” PowWows.com, October 7, 2014. http://www.powwows.com/falling-apart-falling-together-a-review-of-hattie-kauffmans-memoir-falling-into-place/

Keywords: Culture, Religion, Romance, Creative Nonfiction, Novels, Literature

 

C29. Laughy, Linwood; The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale [2009] 2009

The Fifth Generation / A Nez Perce Tale / Linwood Laughy

Location: Nez Perce National Historical Park Gift Shop; Spalding, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i-ii. blanks; iii. half title; iv. blank; v. full title; vi. copyright; vii. ‘Acknowledgements;’ viii. blank; ix. quote from William Faulkner; x. quote from Sergeant Patrick Glass; xi. introductory information; xii. blank; 1-4. ‘Prologue;’ 5-258. text; 6 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 26 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a Nez Perce man in the 1950’s who, with the help of a shaman, a pawnbroker, and a lover, finds new truths about himself and his ancestors.

Reviews: Westron, Loree. “The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale (review).” Review of The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale, by Linwood Laughy. Western American Literature, vol. 46, no. 1, Spring 2011. Accessed through http://muse.jhu.edu/article/448242

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Religion, Romance, Novels, Literature

 

C30. Lesley, Craig; River Song: A Novel [1989, 1990, 1999] 1990

River / Song / Craig Lesley / Delta / Trade Paperbacks

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon; Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i-ii. reviews; iii. ‘Also by Craig Lesley;” iv. blank; v. full title; vi. copyright; vii. dedication; viii. blank; ix. author’s thanks to National Endowment of the Arts; x. blank; xi. half title; xii. blank; 1-305. text; 306-07. ‘Acknowledgements;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: “1 Warm Springs,” “2 Hood River,” “3 Spear Fish,” “4 Medicine Woman,” “5 Pendleton,” “6 Big Hole Battlefield,” “7 The Healing,” “8 Wind River,” “9 Fishing,” “10 Fishing Troubles,” “11 Pudge,” “12 Dug Bar,” “13 Left Hand,” “14 Attack,” “15 Washat”

Description: Sequel to Winterkill by the same author, about a Nez Perce man, Danny Kachiah, and his son Jack, who becomes an unexperienced fire fighter to fight a wildfire. Danny follows Jack into the flames, where he hears a whistling man, a ghost, and he takes it as a sign to make his Nez Perce heritage a part of the lives of him and his son.

Reviews: “Riversong.” Review of River Song, by Craig Lesley. Publishers Weekly, January 1, 1990. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-440-50311-8

Johnson, George. “River Song.” Review of River Song, by Craig Lesley. The New York Times, May 20, 1990, New & Noteworthy. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/20/books/new-noteworthy.html

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Religion, Legends, Novels, Literature

 

C31. Lesley, Craig; Winterkill [1984, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999] 1984

Winter- / kill / Craig Lesley / Delta / Trade Paperbacks

Location: Ukiah Public Library; Ukiah, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i-ii. reviews for Winterkill; iii. ‘Also by Craig Lesley;’ iv. blank; v. full title; vi. copyright; vii. dedication; viii. ix. blank; 1-328. text

Text Contents: 16 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of Danny Kachiah, a Nez Perce man whose wife leaves him and dies in a car accident. Danny must care for his son on a reservation.

Reviews: “Winterkill.” Review of Winterkill, by Craig Lesley. Kirkus Reviews, n.d. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/craig-lesley-2/winterkill-2/

Webster, Dan. “‘Winterkill’ puts you in Craig Lesley’s territory.” Review of Winterkill, by Craig Lesley. The Spokesman-Review, August 8, 2004. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2004/aug/08/winterkill-puts-you-in-craig-lesleys-territory/

Hollister, Michael. “Review: Winterkill (1984).” Review of Winterkill, by Craig Lesley. Northwest Review XXII.3, 1984. http://www.amerlit.com/novels/ANALYSIS%20Lesley,%20Craig%20Winterkill%20(1984)%20review.pdf

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C35. Palmer, Pamela Lynn Horse of the Dawn [2005] 2005

Horse of the / Dawn / Pamela Lynn Palmer / PublishAmerica / PublishAmerica / Baltimore

Location: University of Idaho Library, University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. full title; 2. copyright; 3. dedication; 4. information on real-life characters; 5. ‘Contents;’ 6. blank; 7-89. text; 7 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Chapter 1 The Race for Horse of the Dawn,” “Chapter 2 The Search for the Weyeknin,” “Chapter 3 The River of No Return,” “Chapter 4 The Place of Butterflies,” “Chapter 5 Escape from Lapwai,” “Chapter 6 The Return of the Horse of the Dawn,” “Chapter 7 The Vision of Two Rivers,” “Chapter 8 The Death of the First Warrior,” “Chapter 9 The Battle at Clearwater River,” “Chapter 10 Raid near Kamiah,” “Chapter 11 Montana, a False Heaven,” “Chapter 12 The Snowflowers,” “Chapter 13 Journey to Yellowstone and Beyond,” “Chapter 14 Friend against Friend, Brother against Brother,” “Chapter 15 The Final Battle at Bear Paws”

Description: Juvenile fiction story of orphaned two Nez Perce teens, Full Moon and Snowflower, during the Nez Perce War. The two are captured by the whites and put in a boarding school, Full Moon experiences romance, and Snowflower learns about maturity. A palomino horse named Horse of the Dawn makes several appearances.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Romance, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C36. Penn, W.S.; All My Sins Are Relatives [1995, 1996] 1995

All My Sins Are / Relatives / W. S. Penn / University of Nebraska Press / Lincoln & London / 1995

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title, quote from Gerald Vizenor; ii. awards and award committee (1994 North American Indian Prose Award); iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. ‘Illustrations;’ ix. half title; x. blank; 1-245. text; 246. blank; 247-253. ‘Notes;’ 254. blank; 255-257. ‘Bibliography;’ unpaginated page. ‘Winners of the North American Indian Prose Award;’ 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “1. So Close, Coyote,” “2. Dreaming,” “3. Uprooted in Eikish Pah,” “4. Pitching Tense,” “5. Scylla or The True Spelling of Mourning,” “6. The Jacks of Charybdis,” “7. Respect for Wendy Rose,” “8. Live Doubts and Whipping Cream,” “9. Of Bloody Punctuation,” “10. So Much Water, Underground”

Description: Memoir/autobiography-styled work of creative fiction by a Nez Perce/Osage/Anglo man about his identity. While some chapters seem to fall under the category of creative nonfiction, others seem to be nonfiction essays. However, the work as a whole seems to be told in manner of creative nonfiction, as the author’s story is interspersed with these essays.

Reviews: Smith, Jeanne Rosier. MELUS 25, no. 3/4 (2000): 287-90. doi:10.2307/468249.

Bataille, Gretchen M. Review of All My Sins Are Relatives, by W.S. Penn. Virginia Commonwealth University Scholars Compass, no. 15, 1995: 58-59. http://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1752&context=ess

“All My Sins Are Relatives.” Review of All My Sins Are Relatives, by W.S. Penn. Publishers Weekly, April 3, 2000. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8032-3709-4

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C37. Penn, W.S.; Killing Time with Strangers [2000] 2000

Killing Time with Strangers / W. S. Penn / The University of Arizona Press / Tucson

Location: University of Idaho Library, University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume, volume 45 of Sun Trakcs: AN American Indian Literary Series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. half title; ii. information about Sun Tracks series; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. half title; viii. blank; 1-278. text; 279-82. ‘Epilogue;’ 283. ‘About the Author;’ 7 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 19 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of part-Nez Perce boy named Palimony Blue growing up in a small town in California. His mother, who believes he needs help with his dreaming, dreams the weyekin, the spirit guide, to help him on the right path. Pal’s father ends up in jail, Pal hopes for romance, and the weyekin is not totally competent and appears in unexpected places, times, and ways.

Reviews: “Killing Time with Strangers.” Review of Killing Time with Strangers, by W. S. Penn. Publishers Weekly, July 3, 2000. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8165-2052-7

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Religion, Romance, Legends, Novels, Literature

 

C38. Penn, W.S.; The Absence of Angels [1994, 2016] 1994

The Absence of Angels / by / W.S. Penn / The Permanent Press / Sag Harbor, New York 11963

Location: The Multnomah County Library (Central), John Wilson Special Collections; Portland Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1-2. blank; 3. full title; 4. copyright; 5. dedication; 6. quotes from Frank Waters and Sitting Bull; 7-274. text; 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 53 untitled chapters

Description: Story of a “mixed-blood” boy named Alley Hummingbird and his longing to reconcile his identity as Nez Perce and white. Written by author of Nez Perce, Osage, and Anglo-Saxon heritage.

Reviews: Willard, William. Wicazo Sa Review 11, no. 2 (1995): 75-77. doi:10.2307/1409100.

Pavich, Paul N. Western American Literature 30, no. 3 (1995): 310. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43024747.

Kirwan, Padraig. “The Absence of Angels.” Review of The Absence of Angels, by W.S. Penn. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature, 2nd ed. (2013).

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C39. Sanderson, Whitney; Horse Diaries: Golden Sun [2010] 2010

Horse Diaries / Golden Sun / Whitney Sanderson / illustrated by Ruth Sanderson / Random House New York

Location: La Grande Public/Cook Memorial Library; La Grande, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 5 in the Horse Diaries series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. half title; ii. ‘Horse Diaries;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii-viii. ‘Contents;’ ix. quote from Anna Sewell; x. blank; xi. half title; xii. blank; 1-129. text; 130.blank; 131-40. ‘Appendix;’ unpaginated page. ‘Coming Soon!;’ unpaginated blank; unpaginated page. ‘About the Author;’ unpaginated blank; 2 unpaginated pages. ‘About the Illustrator;’ unpaginated page. ‘Collect All the Books in the Horse Diaries Series!;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: “1 The Salmon Falls, Oregon, 1790,” “2 Runaway,” “3 A Trade and a Promise,” “4 Training,” “5 Earth Medicine,” “6 Broken Trust,” “7 Stolen Breath,” “8 Vision Quest,” “9 Two Healers”

Description: Juvenile fiction story of an Appaloosa horse named Golden Sun and his rider, a Nez Perce boy name Little Turtle. Little Turtle becomes sick and Golden Sun discovers his true calling.

Keywords: Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Historical Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C40. Schlesier, Karl H.; Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces [2008] 2008

Karl H. Schlesier / Aurora Crossing / Texas Tech / University Press

Location: Wallowa Public Library; Wallowa, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol 1: 2 unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. photograph; iii. full title; iv. copyrights; v. quotes from Saint-Jogn Perse and Sharon Nell and Margaret Haggstrom, translators; vi. blank; vii-ix. ‘Author’s Note;’ x. blank; xi-xii. ‘Cast of Persons;’ 1. half title; 2. blank; 3-370. text; 371-73. ‘Epilogue;’ 374. blank; 375-77. ‘Sources for Further Reading;’ 378. blank; 379. ‘Acknowledgements;’ 3 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 26 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a young Nez Perce man named John Seton in the 1870’s, living in north Central Idaho, then on a reservation, and then on the Salmon River with the Lamtama band.  After his mother’s death, he is drawn into the Nez Perce War. He encounters a message from Old Man Coyote and struggles to find his place in a clash of cultures.

Reviews: “Aurora Crossing.” Review of Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces, by Karl H. Schlesier. Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/karl-h-schlesier/aurora-crossing/

“Aurora Crossing.” Review of Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces, by Karl H. Schlesier. Historical Novel Reviews, November 2008. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/aurora-crossing/

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Nez Perce War, Religion, Legends, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C41. Shaw, Janet. Kaya’s Story Collection [2004, 2005, 2008] 2004

Kaya’s / Story / Collection / By Janet Shaw / Illustrations by / Bill Farnsworth / American Girl

Location: Lake County Library; Lakeview, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, contains volumes 1-6 in the American Girl Kaya series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. blank; ii. introduction; iii. illustration; iv. full title; v. copyright; vi. information on the Nez Perce; vii-viii. ‘Table of Contents;’ ix-xi. ‘Kaya’s Family… and Friends;’ xii. blank; xiii. dedication to Meet Kaya: An American Girl; xiv. cover of Meet Kaya: An American Girl; xv. blank; 1-59. text of Meet Kaya: An American Girl; 60. dedication to Kaya’s Escape: A Survival Story; 61. cover of Kaya’s Escape: A Survival Story; 62. blank; 63-125. text of Kaya’s Escape: A Survival Story; 126. dedication to Kaya’s Hero: A Story of Giving, 127. cover of Kaya’s Hero: A Story of Giving, 128. blank; 129-92. text of Kaya’s Hero: A Story of Giving; 193. blank; 194. dedication to Kaya and Lone Dog: A Friendship Story; 195. cover of Kaya and Lone Dog: A Friendship Story; 196. blank; 197-266. text of Kaya and Lone Dog: A Friendship Story, 267. blank; 268. dedication to Kaya Shows the Way: A Sister Story; 269. cover of Kaya Shows the Way: A Sister Story; 270. blank; 271-333. text of Kaya Shows the Way: A Sister Story; 334. dedication to Changes for Kaya: A Story of Courage, 335. cover of Changes for Kaya: A Story of Courage, 336. blank; 337-394. text of  Changes for Kaya: A Story of Courage; 395-405. ‘Looking Back 1764: A Peek Into the Past;’ 406-07. ‘Glossary of Nez Perce Words;’ unpaginated page. ‘Meet the Author’ and ‘Meet the Illustrator;’ unpaginated page. ‘Meet the Advisory Board;’ 3 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Meet Kaya: An American Girl”: “Chapter One Race!,” “Chapter Two Switchings!,” “Chapter Three Courtship Dance,” “Chapter Four Rescued from the River” “Kaya’s Escape!: A Survival Story”: “Chapter One Taken Captive!,” “Chapter Two Slaves of the Enemy,” “Chapter Three Escape!,” “Chapter Four On the Buffalo Trail” “Kaya’s Hero: A Story of Giving”: “Chapter One Runaway Horse!,” “Chapter Two Lessons from a Basket,” “Chapter Three A Sick Baby,” “Chapter Four Gifts from Swan Circling” “Kaya and Lone Dog: A Friendship Story”:  “Chapter One A Starving Dog,” “Chapter Two Newborn Puppies,” “Chapter Three More Warnings,” “Chapter Four Danger for the Pups,” “Chapter Five A Sad Parting” “Kaya Shows the Way: A Sister Story”: “Chapter One The Sound of the Falls,” “Chapter Two Dangerous Crossing!,” “Chapter Three Stranded by the Storm,” “Chapter Four A New Path” “Changes for Kaya: A Story of Courage”: “Chapter One Smoke on the Wind,” “Chapter Two The Rogue Stallion’s Herd,” “Chapter Three Trapped by Fire,” “Chapter Four Gifts”

Description: Juvenile fiction stories featuring Kaya, a young Nez Perce girl, and her adventures.

Note: All stories in this collection were additionally published separately, and some were reprinted again after the collection was published. Those published within this collection have not been cited again. The Beforever series, including the books The Journey Begins and Smoke on the Wind are composites of the books in this collection in this manner: The Journey Begins includes the first three books in the collection and Smoke on the Wind includes the last two.

Keywords: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C42. Spalding-Stacy, Joanne; Black Eagle of the Nimiipu [1995] 1995

Black Eagle / of / the Nimiipu / By / Joanne Spalding-Stacy / Ye Galleon Press / Fairfield, Washington

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 2 unpaginated blanks; 1. half title; 2. illustration; 3. full title; 4. dedication and copyright; 5. ‘Table of Contents;’ 6. illustration; 7. ‘Introduction;’ 8. illustration; 9-68. text; 69. ‘Footnotes;’ unpaginated page. ‘Colophon;’ two unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Part I,” “Part II,” “Part III,” “Part IV,” “Part V,” “Part VI”

Description: Work of juvenile fiction detailing the life of a Nez Perce family living along the Salmon River.

Keywords: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C43. Swayne, Zoa L. and Bates, Carol Ann Goodrich (editor); Do Them No Harm: An Interpretation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Among the Nez Perce Indians [1990, 2003 as Do Them No Harm!: Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce] 1990

Do Them No Harm! / An Interpretation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Among the Nez Perce Indians / Zoa L. Swayne / Author and Illustrator / Edited by Carol Ann Goodrich Bates / Published by Legacy House Inc. / Orofino, Idaho

Location: The Oregon Historical Society Research Library; Portland, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: Front cover and unpaginated page. ‘Westward Journey of Lewis and Clark through Nez Perce Country;’ unpaginated page. blank; i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii-xi. ‘Table of Contents;’ xii. blank; xiii-xv. ‘Preface;’ xvi. blank; xvii-xix. ‘Acknowledgements;’ xx. blank; xxi. ‘Editor’s Comments; xxii. blank; xxiii-xxvi. ‘The Characters— The Nee-Mee-Poo and the So-Yap-pos;’ xxvii-xxix. ‘Nee-Mee-Poo Calendar and Glossary;’ xxx. blank; xxxi. half title; xxxii. blank; 1-318. text; 319-331. ‘Chapter Notes;’ 332-336. ‘Appendix;’ 337-341. ‘Bibliography;’ 342-348. ‘Index;’ 5 unpaginated blanks; unpaginated page and back cover. ‘Eastward Journey of Lewis and Clark through Nez Perce County’

Text Contents: “Chapter 1— The People,” “Chapter 2— We-Ya-Oo-Yit,” “Chapter 3— Clark to the River,” “Chapter 4— So-Ya-Pos! Do Them No Harm!,” “Chapter 5— The Oyaip Council,” “Chatper 6— In Search of Canoe Timber,” “Chapter 7— Canoe Camp,” “Chapter 8— Downriver,” “Chapter 9— The Cold Moons,” “Chapter 10— Return of the So-Yap-Pos,” “Chapter 11— The Kamiah Council,” “Chapter 12— Waiting for the Canoe,” “Chapter 13— Bears!,” “Chapter 14— Horses,” “Chapter 15— Good Medicine!,” “Chapter 16— Moon of Ah-Pah-Ahl,” “Chapter 17— Breaking Camp,” “Chapter 18— The First Attempt,” “Chapter 19— Ka-Oo-Yit,” “Chapter 20— Crossing the Mountains,” “Chapter 21— The Parting”

Description: Fictionalized telling of the interactions between the Nez Perce and the Corps of Discovery, among other tribes.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Lewis and Clark, Politics, Culture, Novels, Literature

D. Plays

 

D3. Peavey, Diane Josephy, librettist and Earnest, David Alan, composer. “Nez Perce: Promises.” 2012.

Keywords: Plays, Culture, Literature

 

E. Poetry

 

E5. George, Phil; Kautsas [1978, 1985, 2002] 1985

Kautsas / (Grandmothers)

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: all unpaginated. half title; copyright; dedication; blank; text

Text Contents: “Name Giveaway,” “First Grade,” “Sunflower Moccasins,” “Season of Grandmothers,” “War Dance Soup,” “Favorite Grandson Braid,” “Salmon Return,” “Old Man’s Plea,” “Ambition,” “Morning Beads,” “Moon of Huckleberries,” “Song of a New Cradleboard,” “Spring Cleaning,” “Call of the Flute,” “Morning Vigil,” “Awaiting Drummers,” “Hieroglyphics,” “War Dance,” “America’s Wounded Knee,” Dedication and “Prelude to Memorial Song”

Description: Poetry collection by Phil George, member of the Nez Perce tribe.

Note: 1985 version cited for the sake of ready availability. Many poems contained are also featured in other publications, such as Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by American Indians.

Keywords: Poetry, Literature, Culture

 

F. Short Stories

 

F3. Henry, Will. “Lapwai Winter.” In Winter Shadows: A Western Duo, 1-71. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2003. Originally published in ed. S. Omar Baker, Frontiers West (Doublesday: 1959).

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F5. Hernández-Avila, Inés. “In the Trace of Each Footstep: The Constant Song of SpiritMemory.” In Eating Fire, Tasting Blood: An Anthology of the American Indian Holocaust, edited by Marijo Moore, n.p. unknown city: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F6. Hilden, Patricia Penn. Foreword to The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory: Nimiipuu Survival, by J. Diane Pearson, ix-xi. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, 2008.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F8. Oatman, Judy K. “Rocks that Heal.” Lewiston, Idaho: Talking River Productions, Lewis-Clark State College: 2006.

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F9. Penn, W. S. “Paving with Good Intentions.” In MFS Modern Fiction Studies, Volume 45, number 1 edited by Nancy J. Peterson, 235-72. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F10. Penn, W.S.; This Is the World [2000] 2000

This Is the World / W. S. Penn / Michigan State University Press, Lansing, Michigan

Location: University of Idaho Library, University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. blank; 1-212. text; 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “This Is the World,” “Toothpaste,” “Rosa,” “Neither,” “Cowboys and Indians,” “So Much Water, Underground,” “Tarantulas,” “Early Age and Late Disorder,” “Interlude,” “Fog,” “Storm Watch,” “In Dreams Begins Reality,” “Grab Hold,” “Star Lake, Long Ago,” “Talking Turkey, Not Goose”

Description: Short story collection by W. S. Penn, a part-Nez Perce author.

Reviews: “This Is the World.” Review of This Is the World, by W. S. Penn. Publishers Weekly, November 20, 2000. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-87013-561-3

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F11. Penn, W. S. “In the Garden of the Gods.” In Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers, edited by Arnold Krupat and Brian Swann, 276-96. New York: The Modern Library, 2000.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F12/13. Piatote, Beth. “Life-Size Indian” and “Beading Lesson.” In Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women, ed. Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Lauren Stuart Muller, and Jana Sequoya Magdaleno, 265-78. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008.

Note: Two stories cited together for ready availability of citation from the author. “Beading Lesson” reprinted as: (Piatote, Beth. “Beading Lesson” (Reprint). In Great Short Stories by Contemporary Native American Writers, 100-03. Dover Publications, 2014) and (Piatote, Beth. “Beading Lesson” (Reprint). In Indigenous Women and Work: Transnational Perspectives, ed. Carol Williams, 268-70 University of Illinois Press, 2012).

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F14. Piatote, Beth. “The News of the Day.” In SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures vol. 21 no. 2, 71-74. 2009.

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F15. Pinkham, Allen V. “Childhood Memories of Fishing at Celilo Falls.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, no. 4 (2007): 586-95. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20615798.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Culture, Short Stories, Literature

 

F16. Schlick, Mary Dodds. “Beginnings, 1950-1956.” In Coming to Stay: A Columbia River Journey by Mary Dodds Schlick, 21-44. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society and Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2006.

Note: Several mentions of the Nez Perce in this chapter of creative nonfiction

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, Short Stories, Politics, Literature, Culture

 

F17. Stafford, Kim R. “Heart of the Monster.” In Lochsa Road: A Pilgrim in the West, 1-10. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press, 1991.

Note: Several mentions of the Nez Perce in this chapter.

Keywords: Fiction, Culture, Literature

 

H. Criticism

 

H6. Hernández-Avila, Inés. “Performing (W)Ri(gh)t(e)s: (W)ri(gh)ting the Native (In and Out of) Ceremony.” Theatre Research International, Vol. 35, issue 2 (July 2010), ed. Elaine Aston. Keywords: Criticism, Culture

 

H10. Penn, W.S.; Feathering Custer [2001, 2004] 2001

University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln & London / W. S. Penn Feathering Custer

Location: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 2 unpaginated blank; i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vi. ‘Contents;’ viii. ‘Acknowledgements;’ ix. half title; x. blank; 1-226. text; 227-40. ‘Notes;’ 8 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Tonto Meets Chuang Tzu,” “Paving with Good Intentions,” “Tradition and the Individual Imitation,” “Leaving the Parlor,” “Donne Talkin’,” “Killing Ourselves with Language as Such,” “In the Gazebo,” “In the Garden of the Gods,” “Feathering Custer,” “Critical Arts”

Description: Essay collection by part-Nez Perce author W. S. Penn regarding writing, language, and the Nez Perce/Native American experience.

Reviews: Nelson, Joshua B. “Review of Feathering Custer by W. S. Penn.” Review of Feathering Custer, by W. S. Penn. Great Plains Quarterly, Summer 2003. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3408&context=greatplainsquarterly

“Feathering Custer.” Review of Feathering Custer, by W. S. Penn. Publisher’s Weekly, August 27, 2001. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8032-3731-5

Keywords: Criticism, Culture, Language

 

 

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