Category Archives: Seasonal Sign

ROUNDUP IS A MEMORY

This photo is from the East Oregonian booklet, Cowboys and Indians, A Pictorial Potpourri of the Pendleton Round-Up, undated.  There is ‘Twaway’ Inez Spino, Eliza Bill, and Carrie Sampson, looking so elegant.  My Round-Up memories don’t go back very far. … Continue reading

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KÍNE WÉETESH, THIS EARTH

Allergies are causing me to think about the environment.  I’m wondering, did the old ancestors have allergies ?  I know they weren’t killing trees to wipe their noses.  Was it only with the proliferation of all kinds of vegetation that … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF LOVE

At Tamástslikt’s first community academy last Saturday, February 11, John Bevis told why Indian people see a frog in the moon rather than the man-in-the-moon.  He told how a certain frog fell in love with Coyote’s seventh wife.  The frog … Continue reading

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PRAY FOR SACRED PLACES

As the summer solstice draws near, people are praying for the protection of sacred places.  Here’s a quote from a news release about a special initiative from June 17-21: “All other peoples in the United States can use the First … Continue reading

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE TREATY

Anakú mun Čaw Ćáa ’íkwiyaan ‘When it did not go forth in a good manner’ Pá’inixwat pašapátutiyaytana “They’re going to make a Treaty” –Tamástslikt text panels  “The old people said, ‘there’s no way the white people can ever pay the … Continue reading

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Signs of the Season

The tumbleweeds are turning reddish and purple on the roadside, getting ready for the winter winds to blast them across the plain. They are adding a little color to the fall landscape. During the winter, they will amass in the … Continue reading

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