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Rights remembered : a Salish grandmother speaks on American Indian history and the future / Pauline R. Hillaire (Scälla of the Killer Whale, Elder of the Lummi Tribe) ; edited by Gregory P. Fields.

By: Hillaire, Pauline, 1929- [author.].
Contributor(s): Fields, Gregory P, 1961- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.American Indian lives: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803285781; 0803285787; 9780803285804; 0803285809.Subject(s): Salish Indians -- Biography | Salish women -- Biography | Indian grandmothers -- Northwest, Pacific -- Biography | Salish Indians -- Social life and customs | Salish Indians -- Poetry | Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Government relations -- History | Indians, Treatment of -- Northwest, Pacific -- History | Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- TreatiesDDC classification: 978.6004/979435 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: American Indian history and the future -- A short autobiography -- Prologue: The abundance that was the great Northwest -- Part 1. The nineteenth century and before -- Forgotten genocide -- The building of America -- Centuries of injustice -- Reservation creation -- After the treaty -- Part 2. The twentieth century and after -- Legal and land rights -- A shrinking land base, persecution, and racism -- Aboriginal fishermen -- Break through ahistory -- Part 3. Oral history and cultural teachings -- Scälla of the Killer Whale : a song of hope -- Earth, our first teacher -- Poems by Joseph R. Hillaire and Pauline R. Hillaire -- History in the time of the Treaty of Point Elliott : an oration by Joseph R. Hillaire -- Afterword: And to my father -- Appendix 1: Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855 -- Appendix 2: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007 -- Appendix 3: Events in U.S. Indian history and policy, emphasizing the Point Elliott Treaty tribes.
Scope and content: "An autobiography of a contemporary Native American woman that combines her own life experiences, tribal oral traditions, and the written record of relationships between the United States and the native peoples of the Northwest Coast to provide a Native view of recent history"--Provided by publisher.
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"An autobiography of a contemporary Native American woman that combines her own life experiences, tribal oral traditions, and the written record of relationships between the United States and the native peoples of the Northwest Coast to provide a Native view of recent history"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: American Indian history and the future -- A short autobiography -- Prologue: The abundance that was the great Northwest -- Part 1. The nineteenth century and before -- Forgotten genocide -- The building of America -- Centuries of injustice -- Reservation creation -- After the treaty -- Part 2. The twentieth century and after -- Legal and land rights -- A shrinking land base, persecution, and racism -- Aboriginal fishermen -- Break through ahistory -- Part 3. Oral history and cultural teachings -- Scälla of the Killer Whale : a song of hope -- Earth, our first teacher -- Poems by Joseph R. Hillaire and Pauline R. Hillaire -- History in the time of the Treaty of Point Elliott : an oration by Joseph R. Hillaire -- Afterword: And to my father -- Appendix 1: Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855 -- Appendix 2: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007 -- Appendix 3: Events in U.S. Indian history and policy, emphasizing the Point Elliott Treaty tribes.

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CHOICE Review

Pauline Hillaire's book is ostensibly an analysis of relationships that held between the United States and Native Americans in Puget Sound, with a focus on the mid to late 19th century, when treaties were written and ultimately ratified, and reservations established. However, it is more than that. Scalla, an elder of the Lummi Tribe, offers readers the culmination of years of research undertaken out of respect for her culture and her extensive and well-known family. This work, she asserts, caused her to walk a sometimes "desperate trail." Her book argues for reconciliation, healing, and justice, and draws on Hillaire's lifetime of attention to compendia of archived records of Indian policy and law. Though her focus is the Pacific Northwest and especially her Salish people, her words will resonate with many outside the region. Hillaire is a historian, but one who tells her story through the testament of her ancestors and the wisdom of her own long, considered personal experience. As such, readers will find biographical essays, poetry, and orations written by Hillaire's father, Joseph, and other memoir elements embedded in the text. Photographs, maps, and illustrations enrich the book. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --Llyn De Danaan, Evergreen State College

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<p> Pauline R. Hillaire , Scälla-Of the Killer Whale (Lummi) (1929-2016), was a historian, genealogist, artist, teacher, and conservator of Coast and Straits Salish knowledge and culture. In 2013 she was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a National Heritage Fellow, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. She is the author, with Gregory P. Fields, of A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire (Nebraska, 2013). Gregory P. Fields is a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He is the author of Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra .</p>

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