In Tulalip, From My Heart, Harriette Shelton Dover describes her life on the Tulalip Reservation and recounts the myriad problems tribes faced after resettlement. Born in 1904, Dover grew up hearing the elders of her tribe tell of the hardships involved in moving from their villages to the reservation on Tulalip Bay: inadequate supplies of food and water, harsh economic conditions, and religious persecution outlawing potlatch houses and other ceremonial practices.
Dover herself spent ten traumatic months every year in an Indian boarding school, an experience that developed her political consciousness and keen sense of justice. The first Indian woman to serve on the Tulalip board of directors, Dover describes her experiences in her own personal, often fierce style, revealing her tribe's powerful ties and enduring loyalty to land now occupied by others.
Darleen Fitzpatrick is the author of We Are Cowlitz: Traditional and Emergent Ethnicity.
Foreword by Wayne Williams Introduction by Darleen FitzpatrickPhonological Key Prologue: A Sense of Place 1. Treaty Time, 1855 2. Settling on the Reservation 3. Finding Work in the Early Days 4. First Memories of White People5. Remember (What We Told You) 6. The Tulalip Indian Boarding School7. Treaty Rights Are Like a Drumbeat8. Public School and Marriage, 1922 to 1926 9. Political and Social Conditions 10. Legacy 11. Seeing the World Appendix: The Tulalip Indian School Schedule Bibliography Index