Plateau Peoples Studies: A Selected Bibliography 

A bibliography of Plateau War Resources is available here

(Please feel free to email nativeamericanwest@gmail.com with proposed additions)

 

Primary Print Sources

Čáw Pawá Láakni They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptin Place Names  of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. Edited by Eugene S. Hunn, E. Thomas Morning Owl, Phillip E. Cash Cash, Jennifer Karson Engum. Pendleton, OR: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in association with Ecotrust, Portland, OR, 2015.

 

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Noel Rude. Umatilla Dictionary. Seattle: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in association with the University of Washington Press, 2014.

 

Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country. Compiled and edited by Jarold Ramsey. 1977. Rpt. Seattle: The University of Washington Press, 1980.

 

Hines, Donald M. Tales of the Nez Perce. 1984. Rpt. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1999. 

 

Landeen, Dan and Allen Pinkham. Salmon and His People: Fish & Fishing in Nez Perce Culture. Lewiston, ID: Confluence Press, 1999.

 

Mourning Dove. Coyote Stories. Edited by Heister Dean Guie. 1933. Rpt. Lincoln: Bison Books of The University of Nebraska Press, 1990.

 

A True Copy of the Record of the Official Proceedings at the Council in the Walla Walla Valley 1855 by Isaac Ingalls Stevens. Edited by Darrell Scott. 1985. Rpt. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1996.

 

Wewa, Wilson. Legends of the Northern Paiute. Compiled and edited by James A. Gardner. Corvallis, OR: The University of Oregon Press, 2017.

 

wiyáxayxt | As Days Go By| wiyáakaa?awn: Our History, Our Land, and Our People: The Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla. Edited by Jennifer Karson. Pendleton, OR: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute & Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland in association with the University of Washington Press, 2006.

 

Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry

Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993.

 

-----. Reservation Blues. New York: Grove Press, 1995.

 

-----. Ten Little Indians. New York: Grove Press, 2004.

 

-----. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. New York: Little, Brown, 2017.

 

Mourning Dove. Cogewea: The Half-Blood. 1927. Rpt. Lincoln: Bison Books of The University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

 

-----. A Salishan Autobiography. Edited by Jay Miller. Lincoln: Bison Books of the University of Nebraska Press, 1990.

 

Woody, Elizabeth. Luminaries of the Humble. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1994.

 

-----. Seven Hands, Seven Hearts. Portland, OR: The Eighth Mountain Press, 1994.

 

History and Other Scholarship

Arnold, Laurie. Bartering with the Bones of their Dead: the Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012.

 

Barber, Katrine. Death of Celilo Falls. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

 

-----. In Defense of Wyam: Native-White Alliances and the Struggle for Celilo Village. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018.

 

Boyd, Robert. People of The Dalles: The Indians of Wascopam Mission. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

 

Calloway, Colin G. One Last Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

 

Cebula, Larry. Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power, 1700-1850. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

 

Fisher, Andrew H. Shadow Tribe: The Making of a Columbia River Indian Identity. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010.

 

Hamill, Chad S. Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: The Jesuit, the Medicine Man, and the Indian Hymn Singer. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2012.

 

Hunn, Eugene S. Nch’i-Wána “The Big River.” With James Selam and Family. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1990.

 

Jacob, Michelle M. Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2013.

 

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition.Edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. New York: Vintage, 2006. 

 

McKevitt, Gerald. Brokers of Culture: Italian Jesuits in the American West, 1848-1919. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007.

 

The Power of Promises: Rethinking Indian Treaties in the Pacific Northwest. Edited by Alexandra Harmon. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.

 

A Song to the Creator: Traditional Arts of Native American Women of the Plateau. Edited by Lilian A. Ackerman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

 

Scheuerman, Richard D. and Michael O. Finley. Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Northwest Patriot. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2008.

 

Stern, Theodore. Chiefs & Change in the Oregon Country: Indian Relations at Fort Nez Percés Volume 2. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1996.

 

-----. Chiefs & Chief Traders: Indian Relations at Fort Nez Percés, 1818-1855 Volume 1. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1993.

 

DVD Video

Celilo Falls and the Remaking of the Columbia River. Directed by Joseph Cone. Corvallis: Oregon State University, 2007.

 

Grand Coulee Dam. Directed by Stephen Ives. American Experience.WGBH: 2012.

 

Hatiya: Voices of the Umatilla Reservation. Portland: Lawrence Johnson Productions, 1994.

 

Indian Summers: Nespelem Art Colony, 1937-1940. KSPS: 2017.

 

Of a River and a Dam: The Story of The Dalles Lock and Dam. Seattle: Discover Your Northwest.

 

Sacred Salmon: A Gift to Sustain Life and Restoring the Balance. Directed by Frank H. Tyro. Yakama Tribal Fisheries Program, 2003 and 2005.

 

Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork. Directed by Penelope Phillips. Mimbres Fever Productions, 2014.