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.
Tanna Engdahl talks about the loss due to disease and because of land grabs, and how the Cowlitz formed a core stronghold in response.
Tony Johnson explains how the Chinook would not leave their homeland and how their treaty was never ratified.
Tony Johnson describes the experience of the Chinook receiving recognition in 2001 and having it revoked only eighteen months later.
Johnny Jackson talks about protecting sacred sites along the river and resisting the reservations.
In this video, Johnny Jackson describes the signing of the Walla Walla Treaty and the importance of learning his history.
Paul Lumley, the Executive Director of NAYA PDX, talks about how treaties are a source of power for tribes, the importance of tribes being in charge of their own science, and the resilence and passion tribes have to maintain their traditions.
In this episode, anthropologist and Grand Ronde historian David Lewis, discusses the loss of land, tribe-settler interactions, the historical context of Grand Ronde’s treaty negotiation, and protecting rights that weren’t guaranteed in treaties.
Bobbie Conner (Cayuse/Nez Perce/Umatilla) talks about treaties and their impact on fishing and property rights. 1:41.