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Confluence
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Lifeways
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Mike Iyall answers the quesiton: "What is it like for you to be Cowlitz?"
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Artistry and Artifacts, Lifeways
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Mike Iyall of the Cowlitz Tribe shares some history that describes the scope of destruction to the tribes by disease.
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Economy/Economic Development
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Mike Iyall talks about the expansive trade reach of the Cowlitz people.
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Lifeways
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Mike Iyall of the Cowlitz Tribe describes cultural marriage traditions and taboos.
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Education, Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
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Tanna Engdahl talks about the Cowlitz strengths in adopting new technologies from foreigners.
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Lands, Natural Resources
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Tanna Engdahl explains the Cowlitz scientific understanding of water and the skies as well as the land.
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Economy/Economic Development, Education, Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
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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.
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Lifeways
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Tanna Engdahl tells a story about her grandmother's strength when they encountered discrimination in a restaurant when she was young.
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Religion
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Tanna Engdahl tells a story about her grandmother participating in the Catholic sacrament of Confession.
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Lifeways
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Mike Iyall laments the loss of language, arts and culture that occured from the impact of disease on the Cowlitz people.