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American Indians of the Pacific Northwest by Elizabeth Von Aderkas

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By Elizabeth Von Aderkas

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. whilst touch occured within the past due 18th century the explorers and investors came upon certain cultures.

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