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THE MYSTIQUE OF LANGUAGE

“There were once thirteen native language families in the region that is now Oregon: Alsea, Athabascan, Cayuse, Chinookan, Coosan, Kalapuyan, Klamath, Molala, Sahaptian, Salish, Siuslaw, Takelma, and Uto-Aztecan.  Today only Paiute, Klamath, Wasco, and Sahaptian survive in the spoken form. … 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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THEY MARKED THE LAND

 “We once enjoyed the freedom to inhabit all lands….The theory behind this act was that individual ownership of property would teach us how to live like the white man, but what it really did was divide our 1855 reservation for … Continue reading

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SEASONAL WONDERINGS

It was around January 7, 2012, when Cass commented :    “I visited the museum years ago and sadly can’t find any of my journals or work from that period. I often think back to my time spent there. I am … Continue reading

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HEROIC AT 80

Tessie Williams, Tribal Lifeways Demonstrator, Elder Docent, turned 80 on December 14th.  She has long been a leader and representative  of culture and tradition for Tamástslikt and the Tribes.  She was one of the original tribal employees at the dawn … Continue reading

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COWGIRL STORIES

One of our tribal elders, Leah Conner, appeared in a magazine article from the days when she was queen of the Round-Up.  It can be found at http://bcm.bc.edu/issues/winter_2003/ft_rodeo.html There is a photo of Leah and her sister Etta in the … Continue reading

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NEW ART ASSEMBLAGE ON DISPLAY

In mid-March the Navajo artist John Feodorov who makes a living with “pop detritus” in his “relentless search for meaning and identity” held a community workshop at the Crow’s Shadow Institute.  Participants were invited to share photos.   A massive untitled … Continue reading

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