The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish (Hardcover)

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The history of the Duwamish (the peoples and the river) is a rich and diverse one; Cummings does an admirable job distilling it down in this essential volume. She examines how white people came to the territory—settling on the banks of the river—and justified their actions to the land and the native people they took from. Cummings also takes a hard look at the current environmental impact of big business on the river and how we can take steps to rescue it and the communities that live and work on it. -Holly

— From 2020 Holiday Recommendations

About the Author


BJ Cummings is founder of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and previously served as executive director of Sustainable Seattle. Cummings is currently manager of community engagement for the Superfund Research Program at the University of Washington.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780295747439
ISBN-10: 0295747439
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English