Native American / Oral History

River Song


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Naxiyamtama (Snake River-Palouse) Oral Traditions from Mary Jim, Andrew George, Gordon Fisher, and Emily Peone

Collected and edited by Richard D. Scheuerman & Clifford E. Trafzer

Foreword by Carrie Jim Schuster.  Color Plates by John Clement


Product Description

For many generations into the twentieth century Mary Jim, her family, and their ancestors lived a free and open life on the Columbia Plateau, moving from the Snake River to Badger Mountain to Oregon’s Blue Mountains.  Their stories are rich in content, interpretation, and nuance.  Denied a place on their ancestral lands, the original Snake River-Palouse people were forced to scatter.  Maintaining their cultural identity became increasingly difficult.  Still, elders continued to pass down oral histories.