Category Archives: Indian Country

The Duwamish In Me

Like Duwamish Tribe members of ancient times, I am one of those people whose earliest childhood memories are of playing beside their river. Continue reading

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Rainier Erupts! —Today!

Imagine being in Seattle or Tacoma as Rainier explodes with the power of a hundred atom bombs. Continue reading

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The Awesomeness of Spirit Cove

Spirit Cove. Here Raven bit the shore, in the days when he was a giant, to carve out a home for the animals–and humans too. Continue reading

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Tribal Whaling in The Neah Virus

Caution. You may find yourself turning pages of the Neah Virus at a feverish pace. Almost as if you had The Neah Virus fever. You might even find yourself praying to the whales for help. Continue reading

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Symbolism of The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe isn’t the only one to use the dark symbolism of the Raven in his writings. This inky harbinger of death and evil has been a perennial favorite of storytellers for centuries, if not millennia. So, can you … Continue reading

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Serpent Symbolism in The Neah Virus

While I was researching this novel over a period of a decade and more, the two-headed beast kept popping up until I began to feel it represented some sort of communication coming to me from “the other side.” Continue reading

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The Neah Virus – Published!

The Neah Virus tells of a deadly new virus that arises on the Makah Indian Reservation, killing non-Native Americans but leaving Makahs untouched. Continue reading

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Salmon Homecoming, Seattle

If you have never experienced the pageantry, pomp, and celebration of a Native American pow wow, maybe you should join me today on Seattle’s waterfront. It’s always quite a show. Continue reading

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Northwest Native Canoe Culture

Every year, dozens of tribes around the Northwest launch canoes carrying canoe families participating in an annual Canoe Journey, all converging on one or another of the region’s coastal villages for a festive gathering of song, dance, feasting, and camping. Continue reading

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In the Land of the Chinook

Just back from a visit to heaven. The Chinook Indians once inhabited one of the most wonderful places on earth, on the banks of the mighty Columbia river. Continue reading

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