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Nch'i-wána, "the Big River"

Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land
Hunn, Eugene S. (Book - 1990 )
Nch'i-wána, "the Big River"
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Hunn (anthropology, Washington) outlines the culture of the Sahaptin- speaking hunters and gatherers along the Columbia River in eastern Oregon and Washington. Chapters discuss the history, language, ecology, society, religion, and modern life. Also lists plants and animals, medicines, and kinship terms. Draws on a decade of study with native elder James Selam. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Authors: Hunn, Eugene S.
Title: Nch'i-wána, "the big river"
Mid-Columbia Indians and their land
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, c1990
Characteristics: xi, 378 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Eugene S. Hunn with James Selam and family
Additional Contributors: Selam, James
Alternate Title: Big river
ISBN: 0295968516
9780295968513
0295971193
9780295971193
Branch Call Number: 979.7004 H938n
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-309) and index
Subject Headings: Shahaptian Indians Social life and customs Salishan Indians Social life and customs Indians of North America Columbia River Valley Social life and customs
Topical Term: Shahaptian Indians
Salishan Indians
Indians of North America
LCCN: 89014779
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The author worked with James Selam, an elder in the Native American tribespeople of the Columbia River Gorge, to create this book, that records traditional environmental, cultural, and ecological knowledge of the First Nations peoples of the Gorge.


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