Giveaway here!!! If you reblog this post saying why you are interested in indigenous cultures or why you love being apart of your indigenous culture I will on Friday choose one of you to be the owner of a coast Salish knitted headband by me! :) tigwicid siyayas
Thank you friends!
Look what my brother made me for my birthday!!! ti’tetied: hummingbird design. Ah tchidah I’m so lucky!!!
Blake Nelson “I love you”
In today’s history page, we bring you the story of the man who tried to correct the gender imbalance on the American frontier.
“In accordance with your request, and to satisfy many inquiring minds, I make a statement of the reasons why I have spent so much time and money in the endeavor to introduce a large female immigration into Washington Territory.” So wrote Asa Shinn Mercer to the New York Times on Oct. 23, 1865. His endeavor is a cheerful sidebar in the sooty, bloody story of U.S. expansion, an ambitious misfire that shines light on what young white women meant to a growing nation that had just lost too many of its men.
I can’t even imagine how awful this man was, for example the article says he is looking for “true women” to combat the uncivilized Salish women the settler men were marrying. Disgusting. I will always think of this every time I hear/see Mercer Street in Downtown Seattle.
salmon run. My brothers art on toms.
My husband took this while I was on canoe last night. Canoe Journey is just around the corner!
My cousin teaches our community lushootseed. At a community gathering we were at and she asked if there was a word or phrase anyone needed help with. This little boy raises his hand and asks “how do you say aaaaaybones in lushootseed?
Ha ha ha ha!
My son has been getting in trouble on the bus. Tonight we had prep for salmon ceremony (I’ve posted pics of this before). During dinner I told my mom, cousins, siblings, and uncles about it, so we could have a talk with him. They each sat him down and talked with him. He has been an angel ever since. We have a teaching that any one older than you is an auntie/uncle grandma/grandpa and to be corrected or noticed by them is a great honor, it shows they care about you. I am so grateful for our teachings and my family who live them every day. We’ll have to see how he does on the bus tomorrow :)
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