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Landscape of Power, Landscape of Identity: The Transforming Human Relationship with the Kootenai River Valley

Abstract The Kootenai River landscape of southwestern British Columbia, northwestern Montana and the very northern tip of Idaho helped unify the indigenous Ktunaxa tribe and guided tribal lifestyles for centuries. However, the Ktunaxa bands' intimate connection with the river underwent a radical transformation during the nineteenth century. This study analyzes how the Ktunaxa relationship with the Kootenai River faced challenges presented by a new understanding of the meaning of landscape introduced by outside groups who began to ply the river's waters in the early 1800s. As the decades passed, the establishment of novel boundaries, including the new U.S.-Canadian border and reserve/reservation delineations, forever altered Ktunaxa interacti... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Coleman, Robert (Author) / Warren-Findley, Jannelle (Advisor) / Szuter, Christine (Committee member) / Fixico, Donald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Native American studies / Environmental studies / Kootenai River / Ktunaxa
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 132 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. History 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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