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Rights Remembered
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Rights Remembered is a remarkable historical narrative and autobiography written by esteemed Lummi elder and culture bearer Pauline R. Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale. A direct descendant of the immediate postcontact generation of Coast Salish in Washington State, Hillaire combines in her narrative life experiences, Lummi oral traditions preserved and passed on to her, and the written record of relationships between the United States and the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast to tell the story of settlers, government officials, treaties, reservations, and the colonial relationship between Coast Salish and the white newcomers.

Hillaire’s autobiography, although written out of frustration with the status of Native peoples in America, is not an expression of anger but rather represents, in her own words, her hope “for greater justice for Indian people in America, and for reconciliation between Indian and non-Indian Americans, based on recognition of the truths of history.”

Addressed to indigenous and non-Native peoples alike, this is a thoughtful call for understanding and mutual respect between cultures.


Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction: American Indian History and the Future
  2. Gregory P. Fields
  3. pp. 1-29
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  1. A Short Autobiography
  2. pp. 30-35
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  1. Prologue: The Abundance That Was the Great Northwest
  2. pp. 36-42
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  1. PART 1. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND BEFORE
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. 1. Forgotten Genocide
  2. pp. 45-72
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  1. 2. The Building of America
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. 3. Centuries of Injustice
  2. pp. 89-105
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  1. 4. Reservation Creation
  2. pp. 106-133
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  1. 5. After the Treaty
  2. pp. 134-162
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  1. PART 2. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND AFTER
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. 6. Legal and Land Rights
  2. pp. 165-182
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  1. 7. A Shrinking Land Base, Persecution, and Racism
  2. pp. 183-196
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  1. 8. Aboriginal Fishermen
  2. pp. 197-226
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  1. 9. Break Through Ahistory
  2. pp. 227-248
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  1. PART 3. ORAL HISTORY AND CULTURAL TEACHINGS
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. 10. Scälla—Of the Killer Whale: A Song of Hope
  2. Rebecca Chamberlain
  3. pp. 251-261
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  1. 11. Earth, Our First Teacher
  2. pp. 262-278
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  1. 12. Poems by Joseph R. Hillaire and Pauline R. Hillaire
  2. pp. 279-287
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  1. 13. History in the Time of the Treaty of Point Elliott: An Oration by Joseph R. Hillaire
  2. Joseph R. Hillaire
  3. pp. 288-298
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  1. Afterword: And to My Father
  2. pp. 299-300
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  1. Appendix 1: Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855
  2. pp. 301-310
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  1. Appendix 2: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007
  2. pp. 311-328
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  1. Appendix 3: Events in U.S. Indian History and Policy,Emphasizing the Point Elliott Treaty Tribes
  2. Gregory P. Fields
  3. pp. 329-354
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 355-382
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 383-410
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 411-428
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  1. Image Plates
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