The People of Cascadia is a highly visual and comprehensive historical glimpse into the daily lifeways of four major cultural language groups of the Pacific Northwest: the Coast Salish, Wakashan, Chinookan and Sahaptin which encompass hundreds of bands and tribes. Cascadia refers to a geographic region which includes the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia Plateau encompassing portions of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska.
It was written and illustrated for all ages, and is used in elementary, middle school and college level classes, and by anyone interested in learning more about the people who lived in this region for at least five hundred generations before the first European schooners arrived in the late 1700’s.
About the Author
Heidi Bohan is a long time educator, researcher, and wild plant expert. She occasionally teaches Northwest Heritage and Ethnobotany at Anake Outdoor School. This book, created in the spirit of the remarkable books by Hillary Stewart, is a culmination of Heidi’s life work studying and understanding how people lived with the landscape here in the Pacific Northwest.