Confluence Library

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about seeing Celilo with his grandparents and aunt, as well as the trade at Celilo.

Since 2011, the Confluence Story Gathering project has conducted interviews with more than forty Indigenous Elders and leaders from the Columbia River system. Learn more about the history of this project and what protocol to follow when using these videos.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) talks about the Whitman mission, the coming of settlers, and the Cayuse War, as well as treaty negotiations with Issac Stevens.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn talks about the beginning of Confluence and it’s role in teaching the next seven generations.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) discusses the inherent rights Indigenous people have to their lands and the impact of treaties.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) talks about having respect for the land and the benefits of everyone having a better understanding of that.

 

In this excerpt Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) talks about the process of restoring salmon to the Umatilla River.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn talks about the impact of treaties and the importance of tribes having their own government services.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn [Umatilla] talks about his role as the general council chairman for the CTUIR and his role in building an economy and land restoration.

Bryson Liberty talks about the Pendleton Roundup and his mother’s role in it.