Salishan

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AuthorHouse, Dec 17, 2007 - Fiction - 492 pages
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Historical novel beginning in the last Ice Age, depicting first contacts between whites and Indians, Jedidiah Bowman, a young logger from Maine, fights at Gettysburg, rides the Oregon Trail settles outside Molalla, near Portland. Five generation of his family care for three hundred acres of forestland and help to build the West. Affirms both pioneers and Indians in a cast including over thirty tribes. In the 1970’s Daniel Bowman marries a Salish Indian girl, Shona Fullmoon. Their son Nathaniel grows up to be a logger, studies forestry and marries an activist. During the 1990’s, he becomes a double agent in the culture war between environmentalist and timber workers, focused on the northern spotted owl. Dramatize the conflict over forests and urban versus rural politics. Under cover, Nat contends with hit men, penetrates a cell of eco terrorists after 9/11and falls in love with the revisionists historians and prevailing ecological theory
 

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Contents

White Coyote
1
Contacts
8
Turning Bones
22
gettysburg
33
Oregon Fever
54
Lets Roll
68
Promised Land
97
Bobcat Creek
107
Under Cover
276
A Mooring
288
Cutting In
308
Timber Baron Falls
325
Bridges over Toxic Water
333
Cave Bare
342
Bedfellows
358
Hunting up the Mountain
370

Jacobs Ladder
124
Wobbling
147
Missing on the Billboard
159
Shona Fullmoon
169
The Real Chief Seattle
187
Eco Jihad
196
Forest Summit
215
Environmental Impact Statement
229
Two Professors
240
Hanging On
256
The Spit at Salishan
384
Saving the Earth
392
Hy Drops By
411
The Owl
422
Storm on the Spit
435
Higher Fires
448
Finishing Touches
460
Grove of Giants
471
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Page 13 - By signs, Chief Three Eagles and his counselors came to a little understanding with the white men. Then the chief said to his people, "This party is the first of this kind of people we have ever seen. They have been brought in safely. I want them taken out safely. I want you warriors to go with them part of the way to make sure that they leave our country without harm.

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