Dave Olsen

Dave Olsen
Columbia River Class
April 21, 98


Priest Rapids Dam

I intend to do my research paper on the Priest Rapids Dam and its effect on both the environment and the Wanapum band of Native Americans. I will use as my sources the electronic databases at the University of Washington Libraries, the University of Washington Libraries, staff of the University of Washington library (Tacoma and Seattle branches), staff of the Priest Rapids Dam and staff of the Grant County Public Utilities. This paper will obviously necessitate an overview of the history of the Priest Rapids area and its peoples.

Annotated Bibliography

An Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of the Priest Rapids Reservoir on the Columbia River, Washington. Washington D.C., 1951. This is an inventory of significant archeological remnants in the Priest Rapids area.

Boyd, Robert T. The Introduction of Diseases Among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington, 1985. This work explores the spread of disease among the natives of the Northwest.

Burley, Craig C. and Thomas P. Poe, eds. Significance of Predation in the Columbia River from Priest Rapids to Chief Joseph Dam: March 1993-January 1994. Olympia, WA.: Washington Dept. of Wildlife, 1994 This work is an analysis of the impact of animal predators in the Priest Rapids area.

Chehak, Gail and Jan Halliday. Native Peoples of the Northwest. Seattle, WA.: Sasquatch Books, 1996. This is a book about Northwest natives with a number of resources having to do with Columbia Basin tribes.

Clark, Robert. River of the West: Stories from the Columbia. New York: HarperCollins West, 1995. This book is a compilation of stories from the Columbia River basin, ranging from the discovery to the impact of salmon loss on Native Americans.

Draft Environment Impact Statement: Evaluation of Downstream Fish Passage Facilities for the Priest Rapids Project. Washington D.C.: Division of Project Compliance and Administration, 1995. This work is an EIS for the fish passages at the Priest Rapids dam.

Edson, Quentin A. Priest Rapids fisheries Research Program, 1958. Olympia, WA.: State of Washington, Dept. of Fisheries, 1958. This is a biological report pertaining to Priest Rapids before the dam was built.

Fulton, Leonard A. Spawning Areas and Abundance of Steelhead Trout and Coho,Sockeye and Chum Salmon in the Columbia River Basin - Past and Present. Special Scientific Report - Fisheries No. 618, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service. Washington D.C., 1970. This report examines the degradation of the spawning areas of the Columbia River Basin.

Greengo, Robert E. The Prehistory of the Priest Rapids- Wanapum Region: A Summary. Seattle, WA.: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, 1986. This work explores the earliest roots of the area of the Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams.

Hajda, Yvonne P. Regional Social Organization in the Greater Lower Columbia.1984. This is a thesis from the University of Washington which describes the social culture of the native population in the lower Columbia in the 19th century.

Harden, Blaine. A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996. This book explores the impact of the damming of the Columbia and Snake rivers from a variety of perspectives.

Harza Engineering Company. Appraisal Report on the Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Development for Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington. Chicago, IL.: Harza Engineering Company, 1953. This is a report on the proposed dam at Priest Rapids.

Healy, Timothy J. Energy and Society. San Francisco: Boyd & Fraser, 1976. This is a primer on energy use.

Hunn, Eugene S. Nch'i-wana, "The Big River" : Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1990. This book is describes the native populations of the mid-Columbia river.

Johansen, Dorothy O. and Charles M. Gates. Empire of the Columbia: A History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957. This book is a history of the Pacific Northwest with an emphasis on the history of the non-native settlers.

Lee, Kai N., Donna Lee Klemka and Marion E. Marts. Electric Power and the Future of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980. This work focuses on the options of electrical power in the Pacific Northwest, and the possible ramifications of the different options.

Luna, Leopold B. Water: A Primer. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1974. This is a basic overview of water and its uses.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964. This book is about the relationship between nature and technology.

Mastrogiuseppe, Joy D. Steppe by Step: Understanding Priest Rapids Plants. Pullman, WA.: Washington Native Plant Society, 1983 This is a guide to the indigenous plants of the Priest Rapids area.

Mathews, S.B. An Analysis Pertaining to the Percentage of the Priest Rapids Fall- Chinook Salmon Runs Which Originally Spawned Above Rock Island Dam. Olympia, WA.: State of Washington, Dept. of Fisheries, Research Division, 1967. This is a report on the impact of spawning Chinook salmon following the building of Priest Rapids Dam.

McKinley, W.R. General Design Considerations for an Artificial Spawning Channel in Washington. Dept. of Fisheries, 1962. This report is an assessment of the needs associated with the building of a spawning channel at Priest Rapids.

Moulton, Gary E., ed. "The River of Imagination." The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition , Vol. 5 Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1893, 276-297. This is the journals of Lewis and Clark during their exploration of the area near the connection of the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Mumford, Lewis. The Culture of Cities. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938. This book is about early urban planning.

Raphael, Jerome M. The Effect of Wanapum and Priest Rapids Dams on the Temperature of the Columbia River. Ephrata, WA.: Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, 1961. This is a report on the effect of the Priest Rapids dam on the Columbia's temperature and its resulting environmental impact.

Relander, Click. Drummers and Dreamers. Caldwell, ID.: Caxton Printers, 1956. This is an account of one of the last American Indian "prophets", and his nephew, of the Wanapums.

Save the Columbia River Salmon. Olympia, WA.: Lamborn, 1924. This is a brief submitted to the Federal Power Commission in opposition to the application for a license to construct a dam across the Columbia River at Priest Rapids.

Strom, Axel Edwin. Case Study of a Hydroelectric Development: The Priest Rapids Project and the Partnership Program. Seattle, 1958. This is a thesis written by a University of Washington student, which examines the community planning of the Priest Rapids dam.

Trafzer, Clifford E. Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Wanapum Indians: An Historical Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ.: Scarecrow Press, 1992. This is a bibliography of works pertaining to some of the native tribes along the Columbia.

Washington State Fisheries and Game Dept. Fisheries Division. Hearing Held at Seattle, Washington on May 14, 1924. Seattle: 1924. This is a transcript of the testimony given at a hearing in Seattle concerning a proposed dam at Priest Rapids.

White, Richard. The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River. New York: Hill and Yang, 1995. This book is an examination of the interactions of dams, salmon and humans.


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