Confluence Library

In this episode, James Holt (Nez Perce) talks about lifeways, intergenerational trauma, and Nez Perce endurance.

Bryson Liberty (Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla) talks about an unexpected encounter with settlers along a traditional seasonal trail. 1:58.

Ray Gardner tells the story of Qoots-hoi and Toölux, and how the first salmon caught turned into a thunderbird whose eggs formed humanity. He also talks about salmon catching ceremony. Fully subtitled.

Lillian Pitt talks about She Who Watches, identity, culture, history, and honoring nature. She also talks about her artwork. Fully subtitled. 3:00.

This gallery features photographs of fishing at Celilo Falls.

This gallery features photographs of rock art. The Celilo Falls area was rich in rock art prior to its flooding.

This gallery features photographs from the Feast of the First Salmon celebrations held in 1939, 1940, 1945, 1948, 1954, 1956, and 1957.

This gallery features photos of Wyam Chief Tommy Thompson and his wife Flora.

This gallery features Chief Tom Frank Yallup, his son Douglas, and Chief William Yallup, Sr.

Alysia and Elke LittleLeaf (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talk about their business as fly fishing guides and the importance of fish and water to their rights and ways of life. Video by Woodrow Hunt of Tule Films.