Colville women smoke salmon over fire, "Ceremony of tears", Kettle Falls, Washington, 1939


Three women with scarves on heads, wearing print dresses & aprons cook salmon on bent-wood grill over fire Note from unidentified source: "Ceremony of tears" [the commemoration for the salmon & salmon habitat to be lost when the area was flooded by the building of the Grand Coulee Dam], women smoking salmon during ceremonies at the 1939 burial removal at Kettle Falls

Location Description: 

United States--Washington (State)--Kettle Falls