Banishing the Spirits: Indian Agents and the Pacific Northwest Winter Dance

Barsh, Russel Lawrence
July 2000
Journal of the West;Summer2000, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p54
Focuses on the author's correlation of his personal involvement as a lawyer defending members of the Lammi reservation smokehouse in Washington State in his description of the history of efforts by the Coast Salish to maintain the `sweyen' or winter dance, their traditional religion. History of the sweyen and patron spirits; Catholic missions to eradicate traditional ceremonials.


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