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Ruby, Robert H.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 13,038 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Composer, Photographer
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Most widely held works by Robert H Ruby
A guide to the Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest by Robert H Ruby( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical information concerning Indian tribes located in the Pacific Northwest. Major tribes described include the Cathlamet, Cowlitz, Klamath, Lummi, Nez Percé, Paiute, Puyallup, Shoshoni, Spokane, (Spokan), Suquamish, Tillamook
Indians of the Pacific Northwest : a history by Robert H Ruby( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Spokane Indians : children of the sun by Robert H Ruby( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Spokane tribe, demonstrating their changing relationship and their present role in American society
Half-Sun on the Columbia; a biography of Chief Moses by Robert H Ruby( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamer-prophets of the Columbia Plateau : Smohalla and Skolaskin by Robert H Ruby( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seekers after wisdom have always been drawn to American Indian ritual and symbol. This history of two nineteenth-century Dreamer-Prophets, Smohalla and Skolaskin, will interest those who seek a better understanding of the traditional Native American commitment to Mother Earth, visionary experiences drawn from ceremony, and the promise of revitalization implicit in the Ghost Dance. To white observers, the Dreamers appeared to imitate Christianity by celebrating the sabbath and preaching a covenant with God, nonviolence, and life after death. But the Prophets also advocated adherence to traditional dress and subsistence patterns and to the spellbinding Washat dance. By engaging in this dance and by observing traditional life-ways, the Prophets claimed, the living Indians might bring their dead back to life and drive the whites from the earth. They themselves brought heaven to earth, they said, by “dying, going there, and returning,” in trances induced by the Washat drums. The Prophets’ sacred longhouses became rallying points for resistance to the United States government. As many as two thousand Indians along the Columbia River, from various tribes, followed the Dreamer religion. Although the Dreamers always opposed war, the active phase of the movement was brought to a close in 1889 when the United States Army incarcerated the younger Prophet Skolaskin at Alcatraz. Smohalla died of old age in 1894. Modern Dreamers of the Columbia plateau still celebrate the Feast of the New Foods in springtime as did their spiritual ancestors. This book contains rare modern photographs of their Washat dances. Readers of Indian history and religion will be fascinated by the descriptions of the Dreamer-Prophets’ unique personalities and their adjustments to physical handicaps. Neglected by scholars, their role in the important pan-Indian revitalization movement has awaited the detailed treatment given here by Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown."--Book jacket
John Slocum and the Indian Shaker Church by Robert H Ruby( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly detailed, well-documented history describes the life of the Squaxin spiritual leader John Slocum and the growth in the Pacific Northwest of his Indian Shaker Church (not to be confused with eastern Shakerism). Students of Native American religion and Christianity will find this a moving story both of assimilation and of the curing that is the Shaker Church's reason for being
The Cayuse Indians; imperial tribesmen of Old Oregon by Robert H Ruby( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ways in which a small but powerful Indian tribe hindered the white settlement of Oregon and Washington
The Chinook Indians : traders of the Lower Columbia River by Robert H Ruby( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myron Eells and the Puget Sound Indians by Robert H Ruby( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes selections from the unpublished notebooks of Myron Eells, entitled the Indians of Puget Sound
Indian slavery in the Pacific Northwest by Robert H Ruby( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Ross, Stillaguamish champion by Robert H Ruby( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Oh God, here comes Esther Ross." Such was the greeting Ross received from members of the U.S. Congress during her repeated trips to the Capitol on behalf of the Stillaguamish Indians. Tenacious and passionate, Esther Ross's refusal to abandon her cause resulted in federal recognition of the Stillaguamish Tribe in 1976. Her efforts on behalf of Pacific Northwest Indians at federal, state, and local levels led not only to the rebirth of the Stillaguamish but also to policy reforms affecting all Indian tribes."
The Oglala Sioux : warriors in transition by Robert H Ruby( Book )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferryboats on the Columbia River, including the bridges and dams by Robert H Ruby( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chinookans of the Lower Columbia River NR06( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lower Chinookans is a reference to the group of Chinookan language speakers living on the northwest coast of the United States in the states of Washington and Oregon and on both banks of the Lower Columbia River from its mouth to just beyond the Willamette River. The group consists of the Chinook proper, the Clackamas, Clatsop, Shoalwater Chinook, Wahkiakum, and Cathlamet (Kathlamet). This collection of 10 English language documents deals with the Chinookans of the Lower Chinook region. The major time focus of this collection is from the late eighteenth century through the nineteenth. The most comprehensive traditional ethnographies of the Lower Chinookans can be found in Ray's Lower Chinook ethnographic notes and Silverstein's Chinookans of the Lower Columbia. Other major topics discussed in other documents include songs, beliefs about sickness and death, and humor and verbal irony
The Highland runners : a tale of the O'kanogan by John Arthur Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe : the letters of Robert H. Ruby, 1953-1954 by Robert H Ruby( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1953 young surgeon Robert H. Ruby began work as the chief medical officer at the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He began writing almost daily to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota people he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and day-to-day life on the reservation."--Inside jacket
Chief Moses( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wounded, Sioux medicine man by Robert H Ruby( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait of Wounded, a Sioux Indian medicine man, standing outdoors. Behind him are buildings, an automobile, a tent, and a hillside
Plenty Wolf, the medicine man, stands behind the altar by Robert H Ruby( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plenty Wolf, a Sioux Indian man, stands indoors holding a bundle including a long-stemmed pipe, feathers, and a sage branch. Before him on the floor are a can with small flags, rattles, and other items. Behind Plenty Wolf are men sitting on the floor covering their faces with their hands. Two men sit next to drums. On the wall are blankets and a 1954 calendar. Information with photo: This was taken at Pine Ridge just before Plenty Wolf permitted himself to be wrapped mummy style in a blanket and tied. The dirt surface is used by the medicine man and the Great Spirit to write messages. Note from Michael Cowdrey in 1993: This photo shows a Yuwipi ceremony, which is a prayer occasion used to treat illness, and to locate lost people or property
Half-sun on the Columbia. A bibliography of Chief Moses by Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown by Robert H Ruby( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Indians of the Pacific Northwest : a history
Alternative Names
Holmes Ruby, Robert 1921-

Ruby, Robert Holmes 1921-

Languages
English (149)

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Indians of the Pacific Northwest : a historyThe Spokane Indians : children of the sunHalf-Sun on the Columbia; a biography of Chief MosesDreamer-prophets of the Columbia Plateau : Smohalla and SkolaskinJohn Slocum and the Indian Shaker ChurchThe Cayuse Indians; imperial tribesmen of Old OregonThe Chinook Indians : traders of the Lower Columbia RiverEsther Ross, Stillaguamish champion