Confluence Library

Tanna Engdahl discusses the knowledge behind Cowlitz trading and crafting.

This is the recording of our May 6th event, Confluence Conversations: Voices of Family in Land and Sky with Emily Washines and Josiah Pinkham, who discussed finding resilience, comfort, and strength in times of challenge.

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.

Tanna Engdahl discusses trading with tribes upriver.

In this excerpt, Louie Pitt talks about how tribes have had to fight with America for their way of life since day one.

In this podcast, Mike Iyall, Cowlitz Tribe Council member and Historian, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, and David Lewis, Historian and Grand Ronde member discuss Native land management and Indigenous knowledge.

In this podcast, Mike Iyall, Cowlitz Tribe Council member and Historian, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, and David Lewis, Indigenous Historian and Grand Ronde member talk about the importance of salmon to the entire ecosystem.

In this video, Dr. Virginia Beavert talks about her grandmother and growing up on the river.

In this video, Dr. Virginia Beavert discusses the Yakama River, Celilo, and the effect on people’s lifestyle after the flooding of Celilo