Effects of white contact on the Lower Skagit Indians
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Effects of white contact on the Lower Skagit Indians by Lee A. Bennett

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Published by Washington Archaeological Society in Seattle .
Written in English



  • Washington (State)


  • Nisqually Indians.,
  • Acculturation -- Washington (State)

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Other titlesEffect of white contact on the Lower Skagit Indians.
Statementby Lee Ann Bennett.
SeriesWashington Archaeological Society. Occasional paper ;, no. 3, Occasional paper (Washington Archaeological Society) ;, no. 3.
LC ClassificationsE99.N74 B46
The Physical Object
Pagination28 l.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5081657M
LC Control Number74152669

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