This gallery features photographs from the Feast of the First Salmon celebrations held in 1939, 1940, 1945, 1948, 1954, 1956, and 1957.
Bill Yallup Jr (Yakama) talks about the sacred nature of water.
Wilbur Slockish (Yakama, Klickitat) talks about water as where life comes from and is provided. 1:05.
Leah Conner (Umatilla) talks about an attack on her family by militia which killed her great-grandparents.
Virginia Beavert (Yakama) talks about the river, fishing, and concerns about resources.
The theme of this video is “Lifeways.” Seven Native individuals talk about their thoughts, beliefs, and feelings on sustenance, water, place, and identity. By Tule Films, with support of National Endowment for the Arts.