Death of Celilo Falls

By (author) Barber, Katrine

For thousands of years, Pacific Northwest Indians fished, bartered, socialized, and honoured their ancestors at Celilo Falls, part of a nine-mile stretch of the Long Narrows on the Columbia River. Although the Indian community of Celilo Village survives to this day as Oregon's oldest continuously inhabited town, with the construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957, traditional uses of the river were catastrophically interrupted. Most non-Indians celebrated the new generation of hydroelectricity and the easy navigability of the river 'highway' created by the dam, but Indians lost a sustaining centre to their lives when Celilo Falls was inundated. "Death of Celilo Falls" is a story of ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances, as neighbouring communities went through tremendous economic, environmental, and cultural change in a brief period. Katrine Barber examines the negotiations and controversies that took place during the planning and construction of the dam and the profound impact the project had on both the Indian community of Celilo Village and the non-Indian town of The Dalles, intertwined with local concerns that affected the entire American West: treaty rights, federal Indian policy, environmental transformation of rivers, and the idea of 'progress'.

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書名 Death of Celilo Falls
著作者等 Barber, Katrine
シリーズ名 Emil and Kathleen Sick Lecture - Book Series in Western History and Biography
出版元 University of Washington Press
刊行年月 2006.01.15
ページ数 272p
大きさ H216 x W143
ISBN 9780295985466
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国