Celilo Village: Epicenter for Trade

Celilo Village was, essentially, an epicenter for trade. Some people today call it “The Wall Street of Indian Country.” Prior to the arrival of the settlers, the Native American village of Celilo was the center of a flourishing trade network …

Artifacts from Celilo Village

People lived at Celilo Village for more than 10,000 years, yet few people who now live in the region ever stop to think about that amazing fact. Artifacts from Celilo Village and elsewhere throughout the Columbia River region have been …

Petroglyphs and Pictographs

Petroglyphs are rock art engravings, and pictographs are rock art paintings. Petroglyphs and pictographs are both important parts of the rich cultural heritage of the Columbia River people. Archeologists estimate that the oldest of them in the Columbia River region …

She Who Watches

She Who Watches, whose Native name is Tsagaglal, is an image created in stone. Unlike most of the rock images found in the region, which are either rock etchings (petroglyphs) or rock paintings (pictographs), She Who Watches is both. She …

Coyote the Trickster and Teacher

Coyote is a very important character to the Native people on the West Coast, the Great Basin area, and the Northwest Plateau. Coyote often takes on the persona of Coyote the Trickster, but Coyote can take on many other forms …