This collection centers around salmon as a First Food and the sacred and cultural associations.
Roberta Conner describes winter villages and tributaries, communal knowledge, and the time of low water.
in this excerpt, Dr. Virginia Beavert tells how rattlesnake challenged eel to race, to try to steal eel’s identity.
In this excerpt, Bill Yallup describes talks about Spilyay (Coyote) and agreements between humans and salmon.
Louie Pitt (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) talks about seeing a female salmon die.