"I Will be Meat for My Salish"

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This book provides an authentic window into life on the Flathead Indian Reservation and pre-reservation Salish history - and particularly the Salish relationship to the buffalo - through oral interviews conducted in the 1920s and 1930s and preserved by the Montana Writers Project.The story of the Salish's relationship to the buffalo - including their role in protecting the species - is preserved in this collection, which includes all extant interviews from the Montana Writers Project conducted on the Flathead Reservation. These firsthand accounts of Salish elders - legends, information about traditional lifeways, biographies of important figures on the reservation, and most of all buffalo - offers a glimpse into tribal life as it was lived in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (6 x 9, 288 pages, illustrations)... to make a gun play, which I apprehended from his actions, I would be close to him, and could close with him and give him an even showdown for the gun. ... I thought there was still a chance to make peace with the soldier band of his tribeanbsp;...

Title:"I Will be Meat for My Salish"
Author:Bon Isaac Whealdon, Robert Bigart
Publisher:Montana Historical Society - 2001


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