The Snake River-Palouse and the Invasion of the Inland Northwest

The Snake River-Palouse and the Invasion of the Inland Northwest




Originally released in 1986 as Renegade Tribe, this revised edition offers a new introduction by the authors and a new foreword by Chief Tilcoax descendent Wilson Wewah. The award-winning title sensitively retells the compelling saga of western expansion and Indian-white conflict from a Native American perspective. The Snake River-Palouse resisted immigrant encroachment and fought a losing battle to retain their way of life. The Whitman Massacre, as well a refusal to enter into U.S. government treaties, left them with a hostile reputation among the newcomers. With settlers increasingly demanding their removal and no reservation of their own, these Inland Northwest Indians faced extermination by the end of the nineteenth century. Examining written and oral evidence left by both indigenous and white cultures, this book presents the Snake River-Palouse as important actors in events and demonstrates how their initiative and decisions influenced the course of history.

“Trafzer's and Scheuerman's book, in a solid and sometimes eloquent fashion, allows us to know this politically vulnerable people.”--American Indian Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874223378
Publisher: Washington State University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

TOC: Contents
Vanguards of Change
Blood on the Land
The Spirit and the Faith
Prelude to War
The Walla Walla Council
The Yakima War
The Steptoe and Wright Campaigns
Dividing the Spoils
The Palouse in the Nez Perce War
Palouse Indian Homesteads
Palouse Remnants
Family Tree
AUTHORBIO: Clifford E. Trafzer is the Distinguished Professor of History and the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs at the University of California-Riverside, and Richard D. Scheuerman is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Seattle Pacific University.

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