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Katie Gale : a Coast Salish woman's life on Oyster Bay

Author: Llyn De Danaan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A gravestone, a mention in local archives, stories still handed down around Oyster Bay: the outline of a woman begins to emerge and with her the world she inhabited, so rich in tradition, so shaken by violent change. Katie Kettle Gale was born into a Salish community in Puget Sound in the 1850s, just as settlers were migrating into what would become Washington State. With her people forced out of their accustomed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Katie Gale; Katie Gale
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Llyn De Danaan
ISBN: 9780803237872 0803237871
OCLC Number: 830668890
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
My lodestone --
First salmon --
Where you come from --
Indian policy during Katie Gale's time --
Sometimes I see a canoe --
Oyster Bay --
The duties of a woman --
"Picking grounds" and the making of community --
The people in her world --
Travels --
Katie Gale's early life --
The kettle connection --
No crops of any consequence --
Relationships --
Joseph Gale was an enterprising man --
The marks upon her body --
Katie Gale goes to court --
Turn around --
Joseph's complaints --
The Oyster Bay school --
Katie Gale died under a full moon --
A "broad and liberal man " meets his death --
The end of an era --
Winter sister --
Postscript --
Acknowledgements --
Chronology --
Notes --
Responsibility: LLyn De Danaan.


Katie Gale's story is also one of remarkable pluck, a tale of hard work and ingenuity, gritty initiative and bad luck that is, ultimately, essentially American.  Read more...
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"I have followed LLyn De Danaan's writing path for years now. She is talented and bold, and this new book puts her firmly where she belongs-at the heart of the American voice. Good stuff, highly Read more...

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