Native Americans in the Inland Northwest
Champagne, Duane. Chronology of Native North American
History From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present. Detroit: Gale Research
Green, Rayna. The British Museum Encyclopedia of
Native North America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
Halliday, Jan and Gail Chehak. Native Peoples of
the Northwest: A Traveler's Guide to Land, Art, and Culture. Seattle:
Sasquatch Books, 1996.
- This travel book describes current conditions of reservations
in the Northwest. Each reservation is featured with names, descriptions,
and directions to their museums, memorials, parks, refuges, institutes,
restaurants, and scenic or historical sights. It also describes cultural
activities the reservation has to offer including pageants, celebrations,
or shows. Significant to the Inland Northwest is the Columbia River gorge
including the Colville, Yakima, and Spokane reservations. AU
Hoxie, Frederick E. Encyclopedia of North American
Indians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.
Keenan, Jerry. Encyclopedia of American Indian Wars
1492-1890. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Inc, 1997.
- Alphabetically organized, this book describes many
individuals, tribes, and battles which involved Native Americans. Significant
to the Inland Northwest, Keenan gives a brief biography of Col. Edward
Steptoe and a detailed description of the Yakima-Rogue War of 1855 to 1856.
Malinowski, Sharon and Anna Sheets. The Gale Encyclopedia
of Native American Tribes. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale Research Inc, 1998.
- This book gives elaborate descriptions of all of the
tribes in North America. Each entry includes an introduction to the tribe,
a quotation about the tribe, tribal history, oral literature, including
a sample of each tribe's stories, language, buildings, clothing, healing
practices, customs, and current tribal issues. In addition, for quick
reference, the book includes tribe's name, location, population, language
family, and a brief timeline. Significant tribes of the Inland Northwest
are the Coeur d'Alenes, Colville, Nez Perce, and Spokanes. AU
Marley, David F. Wars of the Americas: A Chronology
of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present. Santa Barbara:
ABC-CLIO Inc, 1998.
Pritzker, Barry M. Native Americans: An Encyclopedia
of History, Culture, and Peoples. 2 vols. Denver: ABC-CLIO Inc, 1998.
- This book describes the origin and structure of most
Indian tribes of North America including pronunciations of the names, location
of the tribes (past and present), population, and language. It arranges
historical information in the categories of events, religion, government,
customs, dwellings, diet, key technology, trade, transportation, dress,
and war. Then it classifies contemporary information on the tribe by "government/reservations,"
economy, legal status, and daily life. For the Inland northwest Pritzker
features the Plateau tribes, including the Coeur d'Alenes, Colville, Spokanes,
and the Nez Perce. AU
Ruby, Robert H. and John A. Brown. A Guide to the
Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Norman: University of Oklahoma
- This book describes many of the tribes of North America
from pre-history to the present. It briefly describes each tribe, followed
by detailed descriptions of their location, history, government and claims,
contemporary life and culture, and special events. Significant to the
Inland Northwest, Ruby and Brown feature the Coeur d'Alenes, Colville,
confederated tribes of the Colville reservation, Nez Perce, Palouse, Sanpoil,
and Spokanes. AU
Schobinger, Juan. The Ancient Americans: A Reference
Guide to the Art, Culture, and History of Pre-Columbian North and South
America. 5 vols. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe Inc, 1997.
Walker, Deward E., Jr. Handbook of North American
Indians: Plateau. 17 vols. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1998.
- This book covers Native American tribes of the plateau
region. It describes the region's events from prehistory until the present,
followed by the people, divided into their tribal classifications, then
special topics of the region such as mythology, games, and demographics.
Walker describes historic events since 1846 of the entire region, introducing
the white individuals and tribal members struggling for control of the
land of the Plateau through treaties, battles, and the formation of reservations.
Also included are maps, timelines, and tables of events. AU
Waldman, Carl. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.
New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
- This book contains brief descriptions of Native American
tribes, listing major events and briefly describing their location and
special cultural traits. Waldman includes an overview of the Coeur d'Alene
and Spokane tribes. AU
Contributers to this bibliography
AU = Amy Underkofler