Confluence Library

Bobbie Conner (Cayuse, Nez Perce, Umatilla) talks about Native fortitude.

Virginia Beavert (Yakama) talks about the river, fishing, and concerns about resources.

Louie Pitt (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about the devastation of the river and the extinction of over-fished species.

Wilfred and Bessie Scott (Nez Perce) talk about the song I Am Special- iin wees hete’ew- that was created to help children’s self-esteem.

Greg Archuleta (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde) talks about the return of wapato to the Sandy River Delta following the dam removal, and the challenges the plant faces to thrive.

Wilbur Slockish (Yakama, Klickitat) talks about finding Shoshone Falls, ID and listening to the falls crash.

Virginia Beavert (Yakama) talks about activism for fishing rights, including going to the federal court to object to families being charged for fishing out of season.

Louie Pitt (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about the teachings of elders and the importance of always learning about ways of life.

Mike Iyall (Cowlitz) talks about continent-wide trade between tribes.

Wilfred and Bessie Scott (Nez Perce) talk about military action against the Nez Perce that killed several children, including Bessie’s then-five-year-old great-aunt.