Bryson Liberty: Mother as Royalty at Roundup

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

Bio: Bryson Liberty is a tribal elder of the CTUIR. Liberty has a military background and is a published author, as well as working as a health administrator and actor. His article about fishing at Celilo titled “On the Rock” was published in Cowboys and Indians magazine in 2011. He was on “The Cellar,” “Northern Exposure,” and “Little House on the Prairie”.


Yeah, my mother as she got older, she’s got a lot pictures of her being a queen–not a queen but she was royalty at the Pendleton roundup at a very young age. In those days, 19, 20 is young. In these days, 13, 14, 15 is young to be royalty. But she was a very attractive lady, she was in those pageants and things like that. And was royalty for years in round-up; I’ve got a lot of pictures of her

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