Category: Cultural Traditions

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 …