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By Robert H. Ruby,John A. Brown,Cary C Collins,Clifford Earl Trafzer

The local peoples of the Pacific Northwest inhabit an unlimited area extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from California to British Columbia. For greater than twenty years, A advisor to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest has served as a typical reference on those assorted peoples. Now, within the wake of renewed tribal self-determination, this revised version displays the numerous contemporary political, fiscal, and cultural advancements shaping those local communities.

From such recognized tribes because the Nez Perces and Cayuses to lesser-known bands formerly presumed "extinct," this advisor bargains distinctive descriptions, in alphabetical order, of a hundred and fifty Pacific Northwest tribes. each one access offers details at the heritage, situation, demographics, and cultural traditions of the actual tribe.

Among the recent positive aspects provided listed below are an accelerated number of pictures, up-to-date analyzing lists, and a revised pronunciation consultant. whereas carrying on with to supply succinct histories of every tribe, the quantity now additionally covers such contemporary—and occasionally controversial—issues as Indian gaming and NAGPRA. With its emphasis on local voices and tribal revitalization, this new version of the advisor to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest is sure to be a definitive reference for a few years to come.

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