Priest rapids: Places, people, and names.

Rigsby, Bruce and Finley, Michael (2009) Priest rapids: Places, people, and names.. Journal of Northwest Anthropology, 43 1: 57-86.

Author Rigsby, Bruce
Finley, Michael
Title Priest rapids: Places, people, and names.
Journal name Journal of Northwest Anthropology
ISSN 1538-2834
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 57
End page 86
Total pages 30
Editor Roderik Sprague
Darby C. Stapp
Dewrd E. Walker, Jr.
Place of publication United States
Publisher South Fork Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Abstract Priest Rapids, Priest’s Rapid, Priests Leap, Le Rapide du Prêtre and Sault du Prêtre name places and features along the Columbia River for an 1811 meeting between a party of fur traders and local people in which the visitors identified an indigenous man as a “priest.” These names do not translate a traditional indigenous name, but arose from an intercultural encounter. We examine a range of ethnographic, ethnohistorical, genealogical, historical and linguistic evidence to identify the “priest,” who probably was the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century Wanapum prophet Shuwapso.
Keyword Priest Rapids
Columbia River
prophet Shuwapso
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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