Tag Archives: Native American

EARTHQUAKE!

The Great Seattle Earthquake has come–to my doorstep, delivered by overnight express. And it’s a fine and handsome book. Continue reading

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Rainier Erupted a week ago

So far, this book launch is going pretty well. With your help, it can do even better. Continue reading

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Washington’s Ice Age Floods

It all gets me to thinking. Can’t I come up with a story that weaves these colossal events into a plot filled with mystery and intrigue? Stay tuned. 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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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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The Ghost Trees published–again

I got the inspiration for this story while hiking in the North Cascade National Park, when I was struck by the ghostly quality of the face chopped on this stump by a woodsman’s ax. Continue reading

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The Art of Being Makah

Nytom, Makah artist. This guy could go to New York and sing opera while displaying his carvings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading

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