The definitive and moving account of the Pacific Northwest tribes and their struggle to maintain their culture and traditional homelands. The Pacific Northwest was one of the most populated and prosperous regions for Native Americans before the coming of the white man. By the mid-1800s, measles and smallpox decimated the Indian population, and the remaining tribes were forced to give up their ancestral lands. Vine Deloria Jr. tells the story of these tribes fight for survival, one that continues today.
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