Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. iii-v

CONTENTS

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p. vii

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PREFACE

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pp. ix-xiii

The present work is an outgrowth of my previous research on various Indian tribes living on the Columbia River Plateau. In 1977, I began research on a book dealing with the history of the Palouse Indians of eastern Washington. During the course of my research, I traveled west with my colleague, Richard D...

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PART ONE INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-21

Death Stalks the Yakama reflects my interest in an interdisciplinary approach to Native American history, using documents and methodologies of social history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, oral history, and oral literature. It is hoped that this approach contributes to scholarly inquiry about native peoples...

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PART TWO THE YAKAMA

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pp. 23-65

From Lake Keeschelus in the Cascade Mountains of west central Washington state flows a magnificent river. It snakes its way southeasterly through evergreen forests and into an open, rolling valley. The river cuts across a portion of the Great Columbia Plateau and receives the water of dozens of...

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PART THREE YAKAMA DEATH CERTIFICATES: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ORIENTATIONS

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pp. 67-122

Death Stalks the Yakama is an outgrowth of work on the history of the Palouse Indians, native people who once lived along the

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PART FOUR COMPARISON OF YAKAMA DEATH RATES WITH OTHER POPULATIONS

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pp. 123-185

Over half of the deaths on the Yakama Reservation between 1888 and 1964 resulted from three major causes, namely tuberculosis, pneumonia, and heart disease (figure 1.2). Comparisons made here in relation to deaths from these diseases are drawn...

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PART FIVE CONCLUSION

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pp. 187-207

Yakama Reservation underwent major epidemiological and nutritional transitions over time. They have survived radical cultural changes, the difficulties of a white invasion of their lands, and the trials that ensued after the imposition of the Yakama Treaty of 1855. The harvest of the American invasion...

APPENDIX

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pp. 211-238

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 239-265

INDEX

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pp. 267-278