Honne, the Spirit of the Chehalis


  • Erna Gunther


"This collection of Chehalis folktales is a welcome addition to the body of material about the Indians of the Northwest which is being gradually accumulated. Very little is known about them for their tribal life disintegrated soon after the coming of the whites. That there are fragments to be gleaned by the ethnologist is shown by the present publication... The second book deals with the Haida Indians of the Queen Charlotte Islands, a tribe formerly feared by all tribes from Alaska to California. The book is written by a man who has lived among these people for forty years and therefore witnessed the old life before its decay. The author has given a very readable, entertaining account, but it adds little to the information which ethnologists have gathered."






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