Religion

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, Missionaries, Religion, Settlers

 

B5. “Coyote and Fox Dress Up.” In American Indian Trickster Tales, edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 63-65. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B6. “Coyote and the Shadow People.” In The World Begins Here: An Anthology of Oregon Short Fiction edited by Glen A. Love, 3-7. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1993.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B9. Isaac, Mrs. Dave and Skells, Dell. “The Stick Indians.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 225-26. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in Dell Skeels, editor, Style in the Unwritten Literature of the Nez Perce Indians, p. 272 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1949).

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B10. Isaac, Mrs. Dave and Skells, Dell. “Valley Rabbit and Mountain Rabbit.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 23. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in Dell Skeels, editor, Style in the Unwritten Literature of the Nez Perce Indians, vol. 1 pp. 268-69 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1949).

Keywords: Legends, Religion, 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

 

B17. Minthorne, Gilbert and Swasden, Morris. “How Fish-Hawk Raided the Sioux.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 61-63. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in Jarold Ramsey, editor, Coyote Was Going There, pp. 24-25 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1977).

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B18. Phinney, Archie, trans. “Bluejay and the Well-Behaved Maiden.” In Nineteenth-Century American Women Wirters: An Anthology edited by Karen L. Kilcup, 5-6. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, 1997. Originally published in 1929-30.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B19. Phinney, Archie, trans. “Coyote and Monster.” 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 Archie Phinney, trans., Nez Perce Texts. (New York: Columbia University Press: 1934)

Keywords: 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

 

B21. Spinden, Herbert. “Laptissa’n and the Seven-Headed Monster.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 198-201. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in Herbert Spinden. “Myths of the Nez Perce Indians,” in Journal of American Folklore number 21 pp. 200-01 (Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1908)

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B22. “The Seven Devils Mountains.” In American Indian Trickster Tales, edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 23-24. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Geography, 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

 

B24. Wayi’latpu and Phinney, Archie, trans. “Coyote and the Swallowing Monster.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 198-201. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in Archie Phinney, trans., Nez Perce Texts, pp. 26-29 (New York: Columbia University Press: 1934)

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

C. Novels

 

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

 

C11. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Cayuse Country: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1999] 1999

Cayuse Country / A Flood of Emigrants Cross the ‘Big / Open’ Threatening to Overwhelm the /  Cayuse Homeland / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / Will you ever begin to understand the meaning of the / very soil beneath your feet? From a grain of sand / to a great mountain, all is sacred… / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. IV

Location: Enterprise Public Library: Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 4 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi-vii. ‘Stephen Meek’s Shortcut Across the Oregan Desert’ map; viii. blank; 1. dedication; 2. blank; 3-4. ‘Foreword;’ 5-237. text; 238. ‘After Word;’ 239. ‘A Special Note from the Authors;’ 240. ‘About the Authors’

Text Contents: 28 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story involving the Cayuse, the Whitman missionaries, and Nez Perce characters in the midst of western expansion from the Oregon Trail and a measles epidemic.

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

 

C12. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Land Without a Country: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2000] 2000

Land Without a Country / It Was a Great Land Coveted by Many but / Held by None. Who Would Have the / Courage to Claim It as Theirs? / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and Lawrence J. Hunt / Every part of this country is sacred to my people. / Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove / has been hallowed by some fond memory or / some sad experience of my tribe. / Chief Seattle, Duwamish / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. V

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 5 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi. picture and quote by Catherine Cornwall DeMoss; vii. dedication; viii. ‘Foreword;’ ix. ‘Copy of original map drawn by Catherine Cornwall DeMoss;’ x. blank; 1-238. text; 239-40. ‘Afterword from L. J. Hunt;’ unpaginated page. artist’s conception of Whitman Mission; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the Cayuse and Whitman Mission. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

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

 

C14. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Raven Wing: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1998, 1999] 1999

Raven Wing / A Tal of Love and Spiritual Seeking / Embroiled in a Clash of Cultures / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / & / Lawrence J. Hunt / … Do not forget every dawn as it comes is sacred, / and every day is holy, for the light comes from / your Father… And also you must always remember / that the two-leggeds and all the other people / who stand on this earth are sacred and / should be treated as such. / White Buffalo Woman, Oglala / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. II / Revised Edition 1999

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 2 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi. blank; vii. dedication; viii-ix. ‘The Land Where the Lone Wolf Clan Roamed’ map; x. ‘Historical Note;’ 1-206. text; 207. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: 29 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the Nez Perce, including the story of missionaries Jason Lee, William Gray, and the Spaldings and Whitmans, and the rendezvous called summer fur fairs.

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

 

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

 

C28. Kirkpatrick, Jane; The Memory Weaver: A Novel [2015] 2015

The / Memory / Weaver / A Novel / Jane Kirkpatrick / Revell / a division of Baker Publishing Group / Grand Rapids, Michigan

Location: Wallowa Public Library; Wallowa, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. ‘Praise for A Light in the Wilderness’ and a review of The Memory Weaver; 2. blank; 3. half title; 4. blank; 5. full title; 6. copyright; 7. dedication; 8. quotes from Salvador Dali and John Danville; 9-10. ‘Cast of Characters;’ 11. map; 12. blank; 13-14. ‘Prologue;’ 15-325. text; 326. blank; 327. ‘Epilogue;’ 328. blank; 329-39. ‘Author’s Notes and Acknowledgments;’ 340. blank; 341-44. ‘Author Interview;’ 345-48. ‘Discussion Questions;’ unpaginated page. author information; unpaginated page. information about author’s website; 2 unpaginated pages. information about author’s other books

Text Contents: “Part One”: “1 In the Beginning,” “2 Finding the Center,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “3 The River’s Edge,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “4 Secrets,” “5 Sacrifices,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “6 Cookstove Wisdom,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “7 Held Hostage,” “8 Making Things Work,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “9 Anxiety Shifting,” “10 Vows,” “11 To Make a Bed and Lie in It,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “12 A Full House,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “13 Lost and Found,” “14 Learning the Language of Marriage,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “15 Stretching through the Darkness” “Part Two”: “16 Unpredictable,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “17 The Choice,” “18 That Which Sustains,” “19 Changing Plans,” “20 Heading Backward,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “21 Leaving,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “22 Segments of the Past,” “23 Knitting Lives,” “24 Picking Up Lost Stitches,” “25 A Studied Change,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “26 Grateful I Am,” “27 New Sight,” “28 Finding Hollow Pieces,” “29 A Gold Ring,” “30 Like a Second Heart”

Description: Fictionalized story of Eliza Spalding Warren, daughter of Henry and Eliza Spalding, missionaries to the Nez Perce. Eliza Spalding Warren finds her mother’s diary and looks through it to discover more about her past.

Reviews: “The Memory Weaver.” Review of The Memory Weaver: A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick. Historical Novel Reviews, November 2015. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-memory-weaver/

“The Memory Weaver.” Review of The Memory Weaver: A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick. Publishers Weekly, July 27, 2015. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8007-2232-6

Glans, Patsy. “The Memory Weaver.” Review of The Memory Weaver: A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick. RT Book Reviews. https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/memory-weaver

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

 

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

 

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

 

D. Plays

 

D2. Kauffman, John. “According to Coyote.” In Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children, 170-82. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Note: Includes biographical information on the author, an introduction to the themes, and playwright/director’s notes. Originally copyrighted in 1990 by John Kauffman.

Keywords: Plays, Legends, Religion, Literature

 

F. Short Stories

 

F4. Hernández-Avila, Inés. “Coyote Warnings.” Studies in American Indian Literatures, Series 2, 19, no. 4 (2007): 101-02. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20737391.

Keywords: Fiction, Legends, Religion, Short Stories, Literature, Oral Traditions

 

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