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Native American Story Telling

Native American storytelling is not just about telling stories for the sake of entertaining. Native American stories often do entertain. But, more often than not, Native American storytelling is a means for handing down cultural meaning and understanding. Native American …

Celilo Village: Then and Now

Prior to the arrival of the settlers, Celilo Village was the center of a flourishing Native American trade network.  The network extended east and west from the Great Plains to the Pacific coast, and north to south from what is …

Rock Art, Probably not Rock “Art”

Petroglyphs (rock engravings) and pictographs (rock paintings) are an important part of the rich cultural heritage of the Columbia River people. Archeologists estimate that the oldest of them could be between 6,000 to 7,000 years old. Many people today call …