Nisqually Indian Tribe

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The Nisqually are the original stewards of prairie lands, mountains, and rivers in Thurston and Pierce Counties. They welcomed British and American newcomers and tightly bound the outsiders to the Native American world. This volume visually explores the traditional time, when Nisqually political and economic control of the South Sound was supreme. As Nisqually men and women married and worked with outsiders, the Native American world was transformed. In 1854, Nisqually leaders signed a treaty with the United States and officially ceded most of their country, but the land and rights they reserved set the stage for a cultural revival in the 1970s.
ISBN: 9780738556116
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Cecelia Svinth Carpenter, 82, is the first historian to write in depth about the Nisqually people. She is a retired Tacoma schoolteacher and an enrolled member of the Nisqually tribe. Carpenter has an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Puget Sound, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Pacific Lutheran University, a Murray Morgan Award, a Governor's Ethnic Heritage Award, as well as other honors. Maria Victoria Pascualy is a curator at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma and a collaborator on a series of projects on the indigenous history of the area, including the first exhibit on the Medicine Creek Treaty. Researcher Trisha Hunter provided research and assistance for this project.
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