American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

by Elizabeth Von Aderkas, Christa Hook
     
 

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, both on the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occured in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the

Overview


The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, both on the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occured in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the tribes of the Coast presented a sharply different picture, involving rigid class hierarchies, an economy based on fishing and hunting marine animals, and frequent intertribal warfare which involved slave raiding and head hunting. This fascinating text describes the ways of life, in peace and war, of the coastal and inland peoples of this region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841767413
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/08/2005
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.77(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author


Elizabeth von Aderkas grew up in Trinidad and England. She received her BA from University of Manchester. A freelance writer and past contributor to Osprey Military Journal, she now lives with her husband and children in Victoria, British Columbia.

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