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Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A gravestone, a mention in local archives, stories still handed down around Oyster Bay: the outline of a woman begins to emerge and with her the world she inhabited, so rich in tradition, so shaken by violent change. Katie Kettle Gale was born into a Salish community in Puget Sound in the 1850s, just as settlers were migrating into what would become Washington State. With ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Bison Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Deestarr
Oct 21, 2013 Deestarr rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, biography
This book is a excellent biography that looks at the disenfranchisement of the Northwestern coastal Native American tribes by the US government during the late 19th century. De Danaan does this through the eyes of Katie Gale, a businesswoman who ran a Oyster farming business in the 1880's. The book is well written and an enjoyable read. I would recommend this to anyone looking for good books on Native American history, and women's studies.
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Sep 28, 2015 itpdx rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A fascinating piece of history occasionally well told but for the most told with much confusion. Katie Gale was an Indian woman who lived mostly during the second half of 19th century in South Puget Sound. This was a time of vast changes for the natives of the area, for women and for the world. De Danaan focuses on one strong determined woman.
De Danaan could have told this story as the story of her research and discoveries (some of this is included) or she could have told Katie Gale's story chro
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Gail
Jul 26, 2016 Gail rated it it was ok
This book tells the story of Katie Gale, an enterprising Native American woman married to a white settler in the Puget Sound area in the second half of the 19th century. It combines geography, cultural anthropology, history and the author's personal reflections about the area. I found many of the historical incidents interesting, but felt that the narrative rambled too much. I would have preferred less authorial speculation, even though that would condense the story. The book was clearly a labor ...more
Carrie
Aug 03, 2015 Carrie rated it really liked it
I don't think I've ever read a history book by an anthropologist before, and I have to say that I liked it. De Danaan has definitely meticulously researched her subject matter, but she also takes some well-reasoned leaps of faith as she describes the life of Katie Gale, an Indian Woman, who married a European-American settler, on Oyster Bay, not too far from Olympia in the late 1800s. As an East Coast gal, I'm not as familiar with the history of the Pacific Northwest, so this was an interesting, ...more
M
Nov 18, 2013 M rated it it was ok
This book is full of a lot of information and detail. It is a highly recommended read for those interested in American Indian history as a whole and Pacific Northwest Indians specifically. I did not enjoy the book as to me it read more like a history book with Katie Gale's story woven throughout, but not he primary focus. This was a distraction and disappointment to me. However, it is a phenomenal book if you are interested in history.
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