The Chinook, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Indians of North America
  • Clifford E. Trafzer University of California, Riverside
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  • ISBN-10: 1438162006
  • ISBN-13: 9781438162003
  • DDC: 973.04974
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade +
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  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Chinook, part of the Indians of North America series, presents a fascinating portrayal of the history and culture of these native people. The Chinook lived for hundreds of years in the Pacific Northwest, a region so bountiful that the tribe built up surpluses of food and goods to trade with neighboring tribes. By the mid-1700s, the Chinook controlled all trade in the region, but their power was steadily eroded as increasing numbers of non-Indian settlers arrived in their homeland, bringing deadly diseases with them. Eventually, in the 1850s, government officials compelled the diminished Chinook population to cede over 3 million acres of land. Some Chinook moved to two nearby reservations, but many refused to move and were never given legal title to their ancestral home.

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Indians of North America

Each title contains a detailed cultural history on a specific tribe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
1: Traders of the Columbia.
2: The Arrival of the Suyapee.
3: Meeting Lewis and Clark.
4: Chief Comcomly and the Astorians.
5: The Era of the King George Men.
6: Coping with Intruders.
7: Decline and Rebirth.
Support Materials.