Char-Koosta News

The Official Publication of the Flathead Nation online

Publications available about the
Flathead Indian Reservation
from SKC Press


NOTE: Char-Koosta News does not have these books in stock nor publishes any of these books. All queries about the books and ordering should be directed to Salish Kootenai College, (406) 675-2700.

(Ordering Information Below)

book coverHow Marten Got His Spots and Other Kootenai Indian Stories, from the Kootenai Culture Committee -- Traditional Kootenai animal stories written at the third- and fourth-grade reading level. Also includes a description of how Kootenai tipis are constructed. (Paperback, 6 x 9, 48 pages; $6)

book cover Mali Npnaqs: The Story of a Mean Little Old Lady, by Johnny Arlee -- A children's book written in Salish (using the International Phonetic Alphabet) and English that tells the story of an old lady who learns a valuable lesson about the importance of being positive and not complaining. (Paperback, 7 x 10, 64 pages; $10) A CD-ROM with sound effects and flute music is available, as well, for an additional $8.

book cover "I Will be Meat for My Salish:" The Buffalo and the Montana Writers Project Interviews on the Flathead Indian Reservation, by Bon I. Whealdon and others -- A collection of interviews with Salish tribal elders in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Includes a lot of information about the Salish and the buffalo, the Flathead Reservation buffalo herd and reservation cattlemen. (Paperback, 6 x 9, 288 pages; $15)

book cover Qwelm u Ncawmn, compiled by Johnny Arlee -- A collection of Salish-language hymns and prayers written in the International Phonetic Alphabet. (Paperback with spiral-wire binding, 6 x 9, 80 pages; $6)

book cover Mary Quequesah's Love Story, by Pete Beaverhead -- The story of a young Salish woman seeking to be reunited with her husband during the buffalo-hunting period. Written at the fifth grade level. (Paperback, 6 x 9, 32 pages; $5)

book cover Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit, from the Kootenai Culture Committee with illustrations from Verna Lefthand -- Two Kootenai stories written at the fourth-grade reading level. Owl's Eyes tells how Owl got his big eyes, while Seeking a Spirit describes how a young Kootenai boy sought his spirit guide. (Paperback, 6 x 9, 32 pages; $5)

book cover Coyote Stories of the Montana Salish Indians, from the Salish Culture Committee -- Three traditional Salish Coyote stories recorded by Salish elders and illustrated by Indian artists from the Flathead Reservation. Fourth-grade reading level. (Paperback, 6 x 9, 64 pages; $7.50)

book cover Over a Century of Moving to the Drum: Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Indian Reservation, by Johnny Arlee -- Describes the early powwows (celebrations), especially the Arlee Fourth of July Celebration. Includes a number of interviews with Salish elders and young people about the celebration and how it has changed over the years. (Paperback, 11 x 8.5, 104 pages; $14.95)

book cover Ktunaxa Legends, from the Kootenai Culture Committee -- Traditional Coyote and animal stories of the Flathead Reservation Ktunaxa (Kootenai) Indians. Translated by culture committee members and illustrated by Kootenai artists. (Paperback, 8.5 x 11, 400 pages; $21)

book cover In the Name of the Salish and Kootenai Nation: The 1855 Hell Gate Treaty and the Origin of the Flathead Indian Reservation, edited by Robert Bigart and Clarence Woodcock -- Source material and documents relating to the 1855 Hell Gate Treaty Council. Includes the text of the treaty, the full transcript of the proceedings of the council, and portraits and biological sketches of many of the Indian leaders involved. (Paperback, 8.5 x 11, 176 pages; $11)

book cover Coming Back Slow: The Importance of Preserving Salish Indian Culture and Language, by Agnes Vanderburg -- The views of a leading Salish elder abou the need to preserve the Salish culture and language. (Paperback, 8.5 x 11, 16 pages; $4)

book cover The Politics of Allotment on the Flathead Indian Reservation, by Burton M. Smith -- A study of the political intrigue behind the 1904 legislation that forced the Salish and Kootenai Tribes to sell much of their Flathead Reservation land to white homesteaders at bargain prices. (Paperback, 8.5 x 11, 32 pages; $5)

book cover Quay-Lem U En-Chow-Men: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers in the Flathead-Kalispel-Spokane Indian Language, by Thomas E. Connolly, S.J. -- Catholic hymns and prayers used on the Flathead and neighboring reservations, presented in the Salish language. (Paperback, 8.5 x 11, 76 pages; $5)

Order from SKC Press, Box 117, Pablo, MT 59855. Shipping charges are $2 for the first book, and 50-cents for additional books. Prepayment required on orders from individuals. The books are also available at the SKC Bookstore in Pablo, MT; The People's Center in Pablo, MT; and Allard's Trading Post in St. Ignatius, MT.

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