Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity

Sick Lecture by Andrew H. Fisher

October 12, 2010
4:00 pm, Petersen Room, Allen Library, University of Washington
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Shadow Tribe offers the first in-depth history of the Pacific Northwest's Columbia River Indians - the defiant River People whose ancestors refused to settle on the reservations established for them in central Oregon and Washington. Largely overlooked in traditional accounts of tribal dispossession and confinement, their story illuminates the persistence of off-reservation Native communities and the fluidity of their identities over time. Cast in the imperfect light of federal policy and dimly perceived by non-Indian eyes, the flickering presence of the Columbia River Indians has followed the treaty tribes down the difficult path marked out by the forces of American colonization.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, the University of Washington Libraries, and the University of Washington Press.


Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest