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Community
Confluence
Category
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Bryson Liberty shares funny memories of fishing at Celilo Falls.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands
Summary
Wilbur Slockish tells a story about visiting Shoshone Falls in Idaho to sit and listen to the sound. The sound reminds him of Celilo Falls, a sound he will never forget.
Community
Confluence
Category
Economy/Economic Development, Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Bill Yallup, Jr. explains how Celilo Falls was the "Wall Street of the West".
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands
Summary
Virginia Beavert talks about the pain that people must have felt when Celilo Falls was flooded and how it changed fishing along the river.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands
Summary
Virginia Beavert imagines what Tommy Thompson might have felt watching the flooding of Celilo Falls and describes her own feelings of sadness about the disappearance of the falls.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands
Summary
Louie Pitt recalls memories of going to Celilo Falls as a kid. He describes the sound, the smell and feel of the area.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Louie Pitt talks about "many Celilos," or the many places where indigenous people were pushed away from their livelihoods along the river systems in the Northwest.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lifeways, Natural Resources
Summary
Johnny Jackson tells a story about catching fish at Celilo Falls and how the river made the salmon strong.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lifeways
Summary
Aurelia tells the harrowing story of falling into the river at Celilo Falls.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lifeways
Community
Confluence
Category
Economy/Economic Development, Government to Government Relations, Lands, Lifeways
Summary
Stories from the River is a series of documentary shorts produced in collaboration with Confluence, Tule Films and NW Documentary, which the goal to elevate Indigenous voices in our collective understanding of the Columbia River system.