Plateau Indian Bibliography

A Text and Video Reference

(* possible sources of oral traditions for re-telling)

 

 

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"Heart of the Monster," near Kamiah on the Nez Perce Reservation  - 1993

General:

Ackerman, Lillian.

2003  A Necessary Balance: Gender and Power Among Indians of the Columbia Plateau.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Ackerman, Lillian, ed.

1996 A Song to the Creator: Traditional Arts of Native American Women of the Plateau. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Ackerman, Lillian and Laura Klein.

1995  Women and Power in Native North America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 

Anastasio, Angelo.

1972 The Southern Plateau: An Ecological Analysis of Intergroup Relations. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 6(2):109-229. Moscow, Idaho. (Reprint with minor revisions of his 1955 Ph.D. Dissertation).

Frey, Rodney *

1995 Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest. As Told by Lawrence Aripa, Tom Yellowtail and other Elders.  Edited with introductions.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Grafe, Steven

        2005  Peoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorehouse, 1898-1915.  University of Oklahoma Press. 

Harless, Susan, ed.

1998 Native Arts of the Columbia Plateau: The Doris Swayze Bounds Collection. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.

Hymes, Dell

1981 "In vain I tried to tell you": Essays in Native American Ethnopoetics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Idaho Centennial Commission

1990 Idaho Indians: Tribal Histories. Boise: Idaho Centennial Commission.

Keyser, James

1992 Indian Rock Art of the Columbia Plateau. University of Washington Press.

Levi-Strauss, Claude

1995 Story of Lynx. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Liljeblad, Sven

1972 The Idaho Indians in Transition 1805-1960. Pocatello: Idaho State University Museum.

Ramsey, Jarold

1977 Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.

Ray, Verne

            1939 "Cultural Relations in the Plateau of Northwestern America." Publications of the Frederick Webb Hodge Anniversary Publication Fund, Vol. III. Los Angeles.

Ruby, Robert and John Brown

1989 Dreamer-Prophets of the Columbia Plateau: Smohalla and Skolaskin. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Schlick, Mary Dodds

1994 Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gifts of the Earth. University of Washington Press.

Smyth, Willie and Esme Ryan, ed.

1999 Spirit of the First Peoples: Native American Music Traditions of Washington State. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Teit, James, Marian Gould, Livingston Farrand and Herbert Spinden, ed. by Franz Boas

1917 Folk-Tales of Salishan and Sahaptin Tribes. Lancaster, Pennsylvania and New York: Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society. 11.

Trafzer, Clifford, ed.

1998  Grandmother, Grandfather and Old Wolf: Tamanwit Ku Sukat and Traditional Native American Narratives from the Columbia Plateau.  East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Walker, Deward

1980 Myths of Idaho Indians. Moscow, Idaho: University Press of Idaho.

1982 Indians of Idaho. Moscow, Idaho: University Press of Idaho.

Walker, Deward, ed.

1998 Handbook of North American Indians, Plateau. Vol. 12. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Arts

Ackerman, Lillian, ed.

        1996 A Song to the Creator: Traditional Arts of Native American Women of the Plateau. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Harless, Susan, ed.

        1998 Native Arts of the Columbia Plateau: The Doris Swayze Bounds Collection. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.

Schlick, Mary Dodds

        1994 Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gifts of the Earth. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Coeur d'Alene:

Dozier, Jack

        1961 History of the Coeur d'Alene Indians to 1900.  Master's Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Idaho

Frey, Rodney *

1995 Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest. As Told by Lawrence Aripa, Tom Yellowtail and other Elders.  Edited with introductions.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

2001 Landscape Traveled by Crane and Coyote: The World of the Schitsu'umsh - Coeur d'Alene Indians. In collaboration with the Schitsu'umsh.  Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Palmer, Gary, Lawrence Nicodemus and Lavinia Felsmen

1987 Khwi Khwe Hnlmikhwlumkhw "This is My Land." Plummer, Idaho: Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

Peltier, Jerome

           1975 Manners and Customs of the Coeur d'Alene Indians.  Peltier Publications.

Peterson, Jacqueline

1993  Sacred Encounters: Father DeSmet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountains.  University of Oklahoma Press.

Point, Father Nicholas 

1967  The Wilderness Kingdom: Indian Life in the Rocky Mountains: 1840-1847.  Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Reichard, Gladys *

1947 An Analysis of Coeur d'Alene Indian Myths. Philadelphia: Memoirs of the American Folklore Society 41.

"Coeur d'Alene Texts," the interlinear translations of the 1947 texts.

Striker, Michael

        1995  Sedentism and Resource Availability of the Coeur d'Alene at or before European Contact.  Master's Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Idaho.

Teit, James

1930 The Salishan Tribes of the Western Plateau. Lancaster, Pennsylvania and New York: Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 45:23-197, 295-396, 447-758. Smithsonian Institution.

Woodworth-Ney, Laura

        2004 Mapping Identity: the Creation of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, 1805-1902.  University of Colorado Press.

Colville:

Mattina, Anthony

1985 The Golden Woman. The Colville Narrative of Peter J. Seymour. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Mourning Dove, ed. by Heister Dean Guie with notes by L. V. McWhorter. Introduction and notes by Jay Miller. *

1990 Coyote Stories. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Ray, Verne

1932 The Sanpoil and Nespelem: Salishan Peoples of Northwestern Washington. Seattle: University of Washington Publications in Anthropology 5.

1933 Sanpoil Folk Tales. Journal of the American Folk-Lore Society 46:129-187.

Turner, Nancy, Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy

1980 Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington. Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum 21, Occasional Paper Series.

Flathead:

Merriam, Alan

1967 Ethnomusicology of the Flathead Indians. Wenner-Gren Foundation

Miller, Harriet and Elizabeth Harrison

1974 Coyote Tales of the Montana Salish. Rapid City, South Dakota: U.S. Department of the Interior, Tipi Shop.

Peterson, Jacqueline

1993  Sacred Encounters: Father DeSmet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountains.  University of Oklahoma Press

Point, Father Nicholas 

1967  The Wilderness Kingdom: Indian Life in the Rocky Mountains: 1840-1847.  Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Teit, James

1930 The Salishan Tribes of the Western Plateau. Lancaster, Pennsylvania and New York: Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 45:23-197, 295-396, 447-758. Smithsonian Institution.

Turney-High, Harry

1937 The Flathead Indians of Montana. Menasha, Wisconsin: Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association 48.

Woodcock, Clarence, ed. *

1979 Stories from Our Elders. Pablo, Montana: Flathead Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Klamath:

Barker, M. R. *

1963 Klamath Texts. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Publications in Linguistics 30.

Spier, Leslie

1930 Klamath Ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 30.

Stern, T.

1965 The Klamath Tribe. Seattle: University of Washington Press, American Ethnological Society, Monograph 41.

Kootenai (Kutenai):

Boas, Franz and A. Chamberlain *

1918 Kutenai Tales. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 49:1-387. Smithsonian Institution.

Kootenai Culture Committee

1997  Ktunaxa Legends.  Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press.

Lindburg, Donald

1962  Social Organization of the Kutenai.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Schaeffer, Claude.  

1940  The Subsistence Quest of the Kutenai: A Study of the Interaction of Culture and Environment.  Dissertation in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.

1949  "Wolf and Two-Pointed Buck: A Lower Kutenai Tale of the Supernatural Period. " Primitive Man 22 (1/2):1-22.

1965  "The Kutenai Female Berdache: Courier, Guide, Prophetess and Warrior."  Ethnohistory 12(3):193-236

Turney-High, Harry

1941 Ethnography of the Kutenai.  Menasha, Wisconsin: Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association 43.

Woodcock, Clarence, ed. *

1979 Stories from Our Elders. Pablo, Montana: Flathead Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Lillooet:

Teit, James 

1906 The Lillooet Indians. Leiden and New York: Memoirs, American Museum of Natural History 9 (5).

1912b Traditions of the Lillooet Indians of British Columbia. Journal of American Folk-Lore Society 25:287-371.

Nez Perce:

Aoki, Haruo *

1979 Nez Perce Texts. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Publications in Linguistics 90.

Aoki, Haruo and Deward Walker *

1989 Nez Perce Oral Narratives. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Publications in Linguistics 104.

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"Heart of the Monster" - ca. 1890 - Photographed by E. Jane Gay (Idaho State Historical Society)

Axtell, Horace and Margo Aragon

1997 A Little Bit of Wisdom: Conversations with a Nez Perce Elder. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press.

Hines, Donald

1984 Tales of the Nez Perce. Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press.

James, Caroline

            1996 Nez Perce Women in Transition, 1877-1990.  University of Idaho Press.

Josephy, Alvin.  (on Nez Perce History)

        1965 The Nez Perce and the Opening of the Northwest.  Houghton Mifflin.

Lewis, Bonnie Sue

        2003  Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church.  University of Oklahoma Press.

McCoy, Robert

        2004  Chief Joseph, Yellow Wolf and the Creation of Nez Perce History in the Pacific Northwest.  Routledge.

McWhortor, Lucullus  (on Nez Perce History)

        1940 Yellow Wolf: His Own Story Caxton Printers

        1952 Hear Me, My Chiefs!: Nez Perce Legend and History.  Caxton Printers

Phinney, Archie *

1934 Nez Perce Text. New York: Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology 23.

Slickpoo, Allen, Sr., Leroy Seth and Deward Walker, Jr. *

1972 Nu Mee Poom Tit Wah Tit (Nez Perce Legends). Lapwai, Idaho: Tribal Publications.

Spinden, Herbert

1908 The Nez Perce Indians. Memoirs, American Anthropological Association 11(3). (Reprinted: Millwood, New York: Krause Reprint, 1974).

Walker, Deward

1994 Blood of the Monster: The Nez Perce Coyote Cycle. High Plains Publishing Company.

Okanagon:

Louis, S.

2002   Q'sapi: A History of the Okanagan People as Told by Okanogan Families.  Penticton, BC: Theytus Books.

Robinson, Harry, compiled and edited by Wendy Wickwire *

1989 Write it on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller. Vancouver: Talonbooks/Theytus.

1992 Native Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Spier, Leslie, ed.

1938 The Sinkaietk or Southern Okanagan of Washington. Mensaha, Wisconsin: George Banta Publishing, General Studies in Anthropology, 6.

Turner, Nancy, Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy

1980 Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington. Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum 21, Occasional Paper Series.

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"Heart of the Monster" - 2001

Sahaptin:

Jacobs, Melville *

1929 Northwest Sahaptin Texts. Seattle: University of Washington Publications in Anthropology, 2:175-244.

1934, 1937 Northwest Sahaptin Texts. New York: Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology 19 (1 and 2).

Salmon, prepared by Roderick Sprague (2005)

Shuswap:

Teit, James 

1909 The Shuswap. Leiden and New York: Memoirs, American Museum of Natural History 4 (7).

Thompson:

Hanna, Darwin and Mamie Henry *

1996 Our Telling: Interior Salish Stories of the Nlha7kapmx People. University of British Columbia Press.

Teit, James 

1898 Traditions of the Thompson River Indians of British Columbia. Boston and New York: Memoirs, American Folk-Lore Society 6.

1900 The Thompson Indians of British Columbia. New York: Memoirs, American Museum of Natural History 11 (4).

1912a Mythology of the Thompson Indians. Leiden and New York: Jesup North

Warm Springs:

Aguilar, George

2005  When the River Ran Wild: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation.  Oregon Historical Society Press.

Wishram:

Sapir, Edward *

1909 Wishram Texts. Leyden: Publications of the American Ethnological Society 2.

Spier, Leslie and Edward Sapir

1930 Wishram Ethnography. Seattle: University of Washington Publications in Anthropology 3.

Yakama:

Aguilar, George

2005  When the River Ran Wild: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation.  Oregon Historical Society Press.

Hunn, Eugene, with James Selam and Family

1990 Nch'i-Wama "The Big River" Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land.  Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.

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Video
(enrollment in class and user name and password required to view videos)

David SoHappy (50 min., the 1982 "salmon scam" on the Columbia River) 

Faithful To Continuance: Legacy of the Plateau People  (Mimres Fever 2002)

Handgame (65 min., a 2000 Larry Johnson film, Handgame/Stick Game instructions)

Hatiya (26 min., life on the Umatilla Reservation ca 1890s)

Return to the River: The Indian Fishery at Celilo Falls   (Harry Paget 1997)

Sacred Journey of the Nez Perce  (Idaho Public Television)

Seasons of the Salish (27 min.)

Surviving Lewis and Clark: the Nimíipuu Story (35 min., a great introduction to the history of the Nez Perce Tribe, a 2006 film

Web Video 

in the Lifelong Learning Online (L3) Modules

Selected Collection of the L3 video

Nimiipu - Nez Perce (Off line)

Schitsu'umsh - Coeur d'Alene (Off line)

Warm Springs - Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Off line)

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