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Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Artistry and Artifacts, Lifeways
Summary: 
Mike Iyall of the Cowlitz Tribe shares some history that describes the scope of destruction to the tribes by disease.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Louie Pitt describes how elders share cultural knowledge and pass down important lifeways.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lands, Lifeways
Summary: 
Greg Archuleta explains how the tribes use stories and education to remind people about their connection to the river and work with people to repair damage to the river.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Tony Johnson explains how his cultural lifeways are his inheritance and that it has value that continues to need to be passed down to future generations.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Bobbie Conner describes the strength required to survive the many attempts to eradicate indigenous people. [short version]
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Bobbie Conner describes the strength required to survive the many attempts to eradicate indigenous people. [extended version]
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Economy/Economic Development, Education, Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
Summary: 
Tanna Engdahl explains how by adopting written languages the Cowlitz were able to keep records that allowed them to preserve elements of their culture and use that ability in the fight for federal recognition.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Greg Archuleta describes some of the various approaches that tribal people take to pass down traditional cultural knowledge. Decisions about how to do this are made at the tribal, community and family level.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Mike Iyall laments the loss of language, arts and culture that occured from the impact of disease on the Cowlitz people.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Lifeways
Summary: 
Leah Conner recalls details about the route taken during her family's seasonal rounds.
Community: 
Confluence
Category: 
Natural Resources, Lifeways
Summary: 
Bryson Liberty tells the harrowing story of his mother's family encountering a group of hostile settlers on their traditional seasonal food gathering route.

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