Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day

Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day

by Billy Frank, Jr Foreword, Steve Pavlik Foreword and Vine Deloria, Jr Author

Before the arrival of the white man, the Pacific Northwest was a bustling utopia where American Indian tribes flourished and were nurtured by the bountiful land. In Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day, author Vine Deloria, Jr. presents the tragic history of the ruthless destruction of these cultures and the ways in which capitalism, disease, and environmental destruction drove the people of this land from their ancestral homes and onto reservations, where many continue to struggle today. While Deloria presents the brutal truth of this region’s dark history, he also speaks with affection, care, and hope for the future of these communities.