The Small Shall Be Strong - By Matthew S. Makley

The Small Shall Be Strong - By Matthew S. Makley

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Perhaps because the Washoe population has always been small or because it has been more peaceful than other tribal communities, its history has never been published.


In The Small Shall Be Strong, Matthew S. Makley demonstrates, in spite of this lack of scholarly attention, Washoe history is replete with broad significance. The Washoe, for example, gained culturally important lands through the 1887 Dawes Act. And during the 1990s, the tribe sought to ban climbing on one of its most sacred sites, Cave Rock, a singular instance of Native sacred concerns leading to restrictions.

  • Paperback
  • 234 Pages

Author: Matthew S. Makley

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press


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