I Will Be Meat for My Salish

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I Will Be Meat for My Salish

The Buffalo and the Montana Writers Project Interviews on the Flathead Indian Reservation

By Bon I. Whealdon; Robert Bigart (Editor); Dwight Billedeaux (Illustrator)

Montana Historical Society Press, Paperback, 9780917298844, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

The story of the Salish's relationship to the buffalo including their role in protecting the species is preserved in this collection, which includes all extant interviews from the Montana Writers Project conducted on the Flathead Reservation. These firsthand accounts of Salish elders legends, information about traditional lifeways, biographies of important figures on the reservation, and most of all buffalo offer a glimpse into tribal life as it was lived in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Co-published with Salish Kootenai College Press.