Confluence Library

Mary Wood, the great-granddaughter of C.E.S Woods speaks about her family’s involvement in the Nez Perce Wars and her personal involvement in the current Redheart Memorial.

In this excerpt, Bessie Green Scott talks about her childhood, respect for the river, and language.

In this excerpt, Bill Yallup Jr. talks about the power of the river and the respect given to it.

Roberta Conner recounts stories told to her by her relative Nettie Showaway. This excerpt goes over Nette’s experience at Celilo, in the Dalles, at boarding school, and Nettie’s birth in Simnasho.

In this excerpt, Lillian Pitt [Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama] talks about her experience first seeing She Who Watches and the power of ancestry.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) discusses the inherent rights Indigenous people have to their lands and the impact of treaties.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) talks about having respect for the land and the benefits of everyone having a better understanding of that.

 

In this excerpt Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) talks about the process of restoring salmon to the Umatilla River.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn talks about the impact of treaties and the importance of tribes having their own government services.

In this excerpt, Antone Minthorn (Umatilla) talks about the Whitman mission, the coming of settlers, and the Cayuse War, as well as treaty negotiations with Issac Stevens.