Sunday, December 15, 2013

First Fish, First People

First Fish, First People:  Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim
Editors:  Judith Roche, Meg Hutchison

First published in 1998, this exceptional book documents the first person accounts, political struggles, art, technology, ecological awareness and culture of indigenous salmon fishing peoples of the North Pacific Rim, including the Ainu (Hokkaido, Japan), the Nyvkh (Sakhalin), Ulchi (Siberia), Salish (Coast and Interior British Columbia, Canada),and Makah (Columbia River, Washington and Oregon State, United States). For anyone interested in indigenous peoples or the environment of the Pacific Rim, this is a must read book.

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