Xanita-Xathlita Nancy Martin


Xanita baking salmon on sticks and open fire.

Cultural Narrative: 

"Nancy Martin lived in Kahneeta and she knew all the areas and she did a lot of digging roots and last I heard was when the soldiers and the Paiutes were looking for them she knew where to hide. She did a lot of trading with her roots. She'd ride clear to the Columbia River to trade.

She raised my great-grandmother, Isabelle Johnson-Palmer. Isabelle's mother (Stella) died giving birth to her and Xanita raised her. I am the sixth generation from Xanita on my father's side.

She always broke horses, selling horses to the army." - Submitted by Rosalind Johnson

Location Description: 

Lower Dry Creek, Kaneeta