The Spokane Indians: Children of the Sun

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2006 - History - 346 pages
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This tribal history of the Spokane Indians begins with an account of their early life in the Pacific Northwest central plateau region. It then describes in harrowing detail the U.S. government’s encroachment on their lands and the subsequent enforced settlement of Spokane people on reservations. The volume concludes with a presentation of twentieth-century developments.

This edition of The Spokane Indians features a new foreword and introduction, which provide up-to-date information on the Spokane people and their most recent efforts to recover and strengthen their historical and cultural heritage.

  

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User Review  - Frank Oesterheld - Goodreads

It's important to examine this book in its proper historigraphcal context. It really belongs to a group of earlier works that bought into the old myths about native "savagery" and "incompetency," and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cait Spivey - Goodreads

Stopped at page 82. Definitely a historical narrative rather than textbook-style language, but still a slow and cumbersome read. I couldn't quite figure the tone; it felt slightly paternalistic when describe the Spokane and other tribes. Gave me a weird vibe. Read full review

Contents

Skins for the Sama
34
Decade of Dedication
59
Gospel or Gunpowder?
83
Fire on the Prairie
114
Children of Two Fathers
141
No More Out
167
White Mans Image
201
Civilizing Agent
223
Between Two Streams
244
Civilization Fruits and Frustrations
268
Whither the Children?
294
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About the author (2006)

Robert Ruby, author of Jericho, has worked as the Baltimore Sun bureau chief in Paris & in the Middle East. He now lives in Baltimore & is an editor at the newspaper.

John A. Brown was Professor Emeritus of History at Wenatchee Valley College, Washington. He is coauthor of numerous books, including Indians of the Pacific Northwest: A History .

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