"I Will Be Meat for My Salish": The Montana Writers Project and the Buffalo of the Flathead Indian Reservation

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This book provides an authentic window into life on the Flathead Indian Reservation and pre-reservation Salish history - and particularly the Salish relationship to the buffalo - through oral interviews conducted in the 1920s and 1930s and preserved by the Montana Writers Project.The story of the Salish's relationship to the buffalo - including their role in protecting the species - is preserved in this collection, which includes all extant interviews from the Montana Writers Project conducted on the Flathead ...

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Overview

This book provides an authentic window into life on the Flathead Indian Reservation and pre-reservation Salish history - and particularly the Salish relationship to the buffalo - through oral interviews conducted in the 1920s and 1930s and preserved by the Montana Writers Project.The story of the Salish's relationship to the buffalo - including their role in protecting the species - is preserved in this collection, which includes all extant interviews from the Montana Writers Project conducted on the Flathead Reservation. These firsthand accounts of Salish elders - legends, information about traditional lifeways, biographies of important figures on the reservation, and most of all buffalo - offers a glimpse into tribal life as it was lived in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (6 x 9, 288 pages, illustrations)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780917298844
  • Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I Salish Buffalo Legends and History 19
Chapter 1. Buffalo in Salish Culture and History 21
Chapter 2. Salish Buffalo Legends 47
Chapter 3. Buffalo Behavior 61
Part II Flathead Indian Reservation Buffalo 67
Chapter 4. The Pablo-Allard Herd 69
Chapter 5. Origins of the Flathead Reservation Buffalo Herd 103
Chapter 6. Management of the Flathead Reservation Buffalo Herd 115
Chapter 7. The Buffalo Roundup, 1907-1909 125
Chapter 8. After the Roundup 141
Part III Biographies and Other Subjects 147
Chapter 9. Others Aspects of Salish Culture and History 149
Chapter 10. Horses and Cattle 183
Chapter 11. Biographies 199
Biographical Glossary of Flathead Indian Reservation Names 235
About the Writers 267
Name Index 275
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