Politics

B. 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

 

B3. Chief Joseph. Excerpt from “An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs.” In Northwest Passages: A Literary Anthology of the Pacific Northwest from Coyote Tale to Roadside Attractions edited by Bruce Barcott, 7-10. Seattle, Washington: Sasquatch Books, 1994. Originally published in North American Review. (April 1879).

Keywords: Chief Joseph, 19th Century history, Politics, 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

 

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

 

C. Novels

 

C2. Button, C.F.; Coyote Staircase: A Tom Kreuger Mystery Series Novel [2007] 2007

Coyote / Staircase / C. F. Button / Snakeweed / Press / Baker City / Oregon

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

Collation: 1 volume, volume 3 in the Tom Kreuger Mystery Series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. half title; ii. ‘Advance Reviews about Coyote Staircase;’ iii. reviews for other novels in series; iv. blank; v. full title; vi. copyright; 1-183. text; unpaginated page. ‘Acknowledgements;’ unpaginated page. information about publisher; unpaginated blank

Text Contents: 15 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story about Tom Kreuger, who comes to Joseph Canyon to protect a wildlife area. Miners and a Nez Perce family are arguing about a hidden mine that is opened nearby.

Keywords: Fiction, Politics, 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: Tamástslikt 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: Tamástslikt 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

 

C10. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; A Difficult Passage (A forgotten tale of the Oregon Trail): A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2002] 2002

A Difficult Passage / (A forgotten tale of the Oregon Trail) / Whitman Mission Murderers Remain / at Large; a Regiment of Mounted Riflemen Is Ordered to Bring Them In / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / “The mules were poor, unbroken, and by no means / calculated for such a march… the drivers were not / only stupid, but totally ignorant of their duty….” / Major Osborne Cross, May 20, 1849 / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. VII

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 7 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ vi. ‘Route of the Regiment of the Mounted Riflemen’ map; 1-2. ‘Preface;’ 3-226. text; 227-28. ‘Epilogue;’ unpaginated page. ‘Historical Note;’ unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 33 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the volunteer army sent to punish the members of the Cayuse tribe responsible for the attack on white settlers and the Whitman family at the Whitman Mission during the measles epidemic brought on by the white settlers. Among the army is a half-Nez Perce man named Michael Two Feathers. Features other Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Politics, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C13. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Death on the Umatilla [2001] 2001

Death on the / Umatilla / Whitman Mission Murderers Are at / Large; a Volunteer Army Attempts / to Bring Them to Justice / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt and Lawrence J. Hunt / “If I give up my men that killed the settlers, to let / them be tried by your law, will you give up / your men that killed our women to let / them be tried by our law?” / Captain Jack, Modoc / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. VI

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 6 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ vi. ‘The Oregon Country After the Treaty with Great Britain 1846’ map; 1-2. ‘Foreword;’ 3-226. text; unpaginated page. ‘Authors’ Note;’ unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated page. ‘The general homeland areas of Indian tribes on the Columbia River Plateau in 1848’ map; unpaginated page. ‘Sites of importance in Colonel Cornelius Gilliam’s 1848 foray into the land of the Cayuse’ map; 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the volunteer army sent to punish the members of the Cayuse tribe responsible for the attack on white settlers and the Whitman family at the Whitman Mission during the measles epidemic brought on by the white settlers. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Politics, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C16. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Cry of the Coyote: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2003] 2003

The Cry of the / Coyote / Five Men Face the Gallows. Three / Are Believed to Be Innocent; / Will They Hang, Too? / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / “They spoke very loudly when they said their laws / were made for everybody, but we soon learned that / although they expected us to keep them, they thought / nothing of breaking them themselves…” / Plenty Coups, Crow / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. VIII

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 8 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ vi. ‘The Oregon Country After the Treaty with Great Britain 1846’ map; 1-2. ‘Historical Backdrop;’ 3-228. text; 2 unpaginated pages. ‘Historical Note;’ unpaginated page. painting of Oregon City; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 41 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the attackers on the Whitman Mission facing potential death penalty. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Missionaries, Religion, Politics, Novels, Literature

 

C17. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Great Powwow (The Day Mother Earth Was Stolen Away): A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2004] 2004

The Great Powwow / (The Day Mother Earth Was Stolen Away) / Thousands of Indian People Are Promised a / New Life If They Will Give Their Homelands / To the Great White Father / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / This country holds your father’s body. Never sell the bones of your father and mother…. / Dying words of Tuekakas, father of Chief Joseph, Nez Perce / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. IX

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 9 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. copyright; iii. full title; iv. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ v. ‘A Visit to Lone Wolf Country;’ vi. ‘Northwest Territories 1853’ map; 1-224. text; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated page. information on the Lone Wolf Clan series

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of land treaty negotiations between Indians, specifically the Nez Perce, and the whites.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Politics, 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

 

F. Short Stories

 

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

 

H. Criticism

 

H14. Wood, Erskine. “Chapter II. Army Life and Indian Campaigns and Negotiations.” In Life of Charles Erskine Scott Wood, 13-24. Vancouver, Washington: Rose Wind Press, 1991.

Keywords: Criticism, C.E.S. Wood, Nez Perce War, Politics, 19th Century History, Chief Joseph, Poetry

 

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