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Swallowed by the Flood Part II

As you recall from my last post, in 1930, Inchelium and all towns north of Coulee Dam had to be moved to higher ground. Lake Roosevelt, the backwaters from Grand Coulee Dam to Kettle Falls, would rapidly flood several towns along the Columbia River. Men cut trees, moved buildings, and grieved a life soon to […]

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Speckled Fish People: Swallowed By The Flood

Speckled Fish People: Swallowed By The Flood

Harmony dominated the Sinixt or Arrow Lakes People of northeast Washington State until 1930. Talk of a great dam being erected at Grand Coulee, Washington struck fear and tension reservation wide. Traditional fishing could be lost forever. Would be lost forever. Backwater would force towns, graveyards and other historical sites to relocate. Backwater would soon […]

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Speckled Fish People: First Root Ceremony

Welcome back! I want to share with you about the First Root Ceremony of the Sinixt or Lakes People of Northeast Washington State. When I was editing for my up-and-coming book Heart of Passion, my editor wanted more cultural pieces woven in the tapestry of my story like the colorful hues the Native women entwine […]

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