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Brown, John A. (John Arthur) 1914-2004

Overview
Works: 24 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 11,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Scientific atlases  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other
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Most widely held works by John A Brown
A guide to the Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest by Robert H Ruby( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 2,241 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 )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,615 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 )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 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( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Shaker movement began in 1882 when the charismatic but dissolute Slocum had a vision after a near-death experience. Later his church was led by his wife, Mary Thompson, and early-day leaders such as Mud Bay Louis and Mud Bay Sam. Today church members continue to combine Native American styles of singing, body movement, and verbal declarations with bell ringing, songs, burning candles, and shaking in a unique curing tradition that is honored outside the church particularly for its success in teaching against the use of alcohol. Intense community support, for both healer and patient, is a focal point in the lives of Shaker Church members. Their tradition has endured despite the important differences in members' tribal backgrounds and religious viewpoints chronicled in this up-to-date account by veteran scholars Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown, the first outsiders to have access to church records
The Cayuse Indians; imperial tribesmen of Old Oregon by Robert H Ruby( Book )

15 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 )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 713 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

"Drawing on primary sources, including Ross's own papers and interviews with those who knew her, Ruby and Brown paint a complex portrait of a remarkable leader."--Jacket
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( )

in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This group of Chinookan language speakers reside 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, and include the Chinook proper, the Clackamas, Clatsop, Shoalwater Chinook, Wahkiakum, and Cathlamet (Kathlamet). The major time focus of this collection of 10 English language documents 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
John Brown centennial bibliography : a partial list of references including all or partial reference to Wenatchee and the surrounding area to roughly 1975 by John A Brown( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lower Chinookans : NR06( )

in English and held by 8 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 particle atlas by Walter C McCrone( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The particle atlas; an encyclopedia of techniques for small particle identification by Walter C McCrone( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The particle atlas; an encyclopedia of techniques for small particle identification [by] Walter C. McCrone [and] John Gustav Delly. Ed. 2 by Walter C McCrone( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 4
The particle atlas. an encyclopedia of techniques for small particle identification : Electron optical atlas and techniques by Walter C McCrone( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The particle atlas by Walter C McCrone( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Indians of the Pacific Northwest : a history
Alternative Names
Brown, John A.

Brown, John Arthur.

Brown, John Arthur 1914-

Brown, John Arthur 1914-2004

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English (140)

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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