The legal and cultural record of this period is fascinating and helps make this book important far beyond the Umatilla..Highly recommended.
Non-Indian and tribal scholars have created a work that is both accessible and on a firm foundation of scholarship, and it is well designed. The book is very successful in providing a tribal perspective on history and subjects addressed regularly by non-Indian authors. Anyone interested..will benefit from adding this book to his or her library.
(Oregon Historical Quarterly
The book is very nicely designed and should work very well in classrooms on the reservation and, one hopes, nearby..In most ways it is a model study..As Days Go By is essential reading for anyone interested in the American Indian communities of the Plateau culture area as well as for readers concerned with how those and similar communities should present their own story.
(Journal of Folklore Research
Editor Karson provides a rich collection of cultural information about the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes located in the Northwest United States. Twelve contributors to the work offer insight into the history of these Native American peoples from their point of view, an approach that sets this work apart from traditional approaches already available in print.
About the Author
Jennifer Karson is publications coordinator at the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon, and is a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin.