Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. 378pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Aquamarine cloth over boards. With minor rubbing to the extremities, and a slight splaying of the boards. In a dust jacket, with light surface and edge wear. Very good / very good. Item #49630
From the dust jacket- "Chapters of the book cover language, ecology, society, religion, myth, and history. The author incorporates the Sahaptin dialect in the text as a way of demonstrating how language transmits cultural knowledge and wisdom through the centuries. He offers invaluable information that is unavailable in other published and unpublished sources, the kind of material that can be collected only by long-term association with knowledgeable elders. Appendixes give detailed lists of Sahaptin animal and plant terms, with their English equivalents, and explain Sahaptin kin relationships and terminology."