Being Cowlitz
176 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
Paperback
Release Date:15 Jun 2016
ISBN:9780295995571
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Being Cowlitz

How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity

University of Washington Press
Dupres argues that the best way to understand a tribe is through its stories. From myths and spiritual traditions defining the people's relationship to the land to the more recent history of cultural survival and engagement with the U.S. government, Dupres shows how stories are central to the ongoing process of forming a Cowlitz identity. Through interviews and profiles of political leaders, Dupres reveals the narrative and rhetorical strategies that protect and preserve the memory and culture of the tribe. In the process, she creates a blueprint for cultural preservation that current and future Cowlitz tribal leaders - as well as other indigenous activists - can use to keep tribal memories alive.
RELATED TOPICS: History, Indigenous Studies
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