Flaming arrow song -- Butterfly dance song -- Bunny hop song -- Peace pipe song -- Tepee creeping song -- "Lonely hearts" song -- Bunny hop song -- Bunny hop skip dance -- Serpent dance -- Willow dance song -- Welcoming song -- Fast shuffle dance -- Cougar dance -- Hobo round dance -- Laughing song.
Established in 1855 on an area one-fifteenth the size of the lands relinquished in return for it, the Warm Springs Reservation in north central Oregon is home to some 3,600 Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute Indians, half of whom are under 20. This book seeks to understand the reservation's inhabitants as a viable people who are both visible and vocal as they reflect on their daily lives, their struggles and successes, and their hopes for the future.
This book represents a new vista, looking past the days when there were two distinct groups-those who were studied and those who studied them. This history of the Umatilla, Cayuse, and Walla Walla people had its beginnings in October 2000, when elders sat side by side with native students and native and non-native scholars to compare notes on tribal history and culture. Through this collaborative process, tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have taken on their own historical retellings, drawing on the scholarship of non-Indians as a useful tool and external resource.
Although much has been published on the Nez Perce Indians, there have been relatively few scholarly works focusing on the Indians of the Northwest Plateau. This bibliography provides detailed annotations of sources dealing with the Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Wanapum Indians.