Confluence Library

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about the jobs he worked as a young man, such as in the wheat fields.

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about scaffolds being handed town generations and fishing with his stepfather at Celilo.

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about how many people came to Celilo in the fall and also talks about the hundred-year-old shacks at Celilo.

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about how scaffolds were built and the process of fishing.

In this excerpt, Bryson Liberty talks about his elementary education on the Umatilla Reservation and his ninth-grade education Pendleton.

Native American Elder, Storyteller, and Educator Ed Edmo, and former professor Lani Roberts speak about growing up in The Dalles during the 1950s. Although they grew up in the same area and are the same age, their lives were lived in parallel fashion because of the differences in their ethnic heritage.  Their juxtaposed stories give a full picture of rural Oregon and the parallel lives they led along the N’chi-Wana River.

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.