Copyrights and Permissions Statements

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Materials digitized for the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest collection are drawn from the diverse holdings of the project partners (see below). Copyright of the site is held by the University of Washington. Send inquiries regarding the essays and materials not specifically listed below to or fax to (206) 685-8727.

Copyright and Restrictions for Images

The nature of historical archival photograph collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine, the owning respository would like to hear from anyone who may have additional information regarding the images found in this collection. The owning repository is listed in the "Repository" field of the metadata for each photograph.

Additional images from the following repositories were included in the image collection:

Images from the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest collection may be downloaded for noncommercial educational and research purposes. For permission to use a particular item for any other uses, such as publishing, video production, exhibits, product presentations, interior design, advertising, or similar commercial purposes, you must send an inquiry to the owning repository. This is identified in the "Repository" field of the description for each item. Contact information is listed above. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Copyright for Text

Copyright for Other Materials

Additional items were identified by the study topic authors to complement their essays. An article from Harper's Weekly, an article from West Shore Magazine, two transcribed newspaper articles, and three pages of archival material from the National Archives are not in copyright. Permission was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution to include two maps from the Handbook of North American Indians and from High Plains Publishing Company (P.O.Box 1860, Worland, WY 82401) to include "Coyote and Monster" and the map, "Nez Perce Homeland and Their Neighbors" from Deward Walker's "Nez Perce Coyote Tales: The Myth Cycle."