• A mountain lion is walking through a forest whose trees have been clearcut by man. The spirits of the surrounding mountains and woods are saddened by the destruction of their land. Community Artist: Pat Sky – Feather Star Woman Tribe: Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
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    Native tribal legends, stories and ceremonies pay tribute to the salmon as one of the most important natural resources in existence. The salmon is one of the ‘First Foods’ of the Plateau Tribes. It is considered ceremonial food for almost every occasion. Many tribes refer to the salmon as the Ancient Ones. For thousands of years, Native American culture resonated throughout the Mid Columbia Basin as numerous tribes came together peacefully to fish, trade, and socialize. Artist: Robert ‘Bob’ Robideau 1946- 2009 Tribe: Turtle Mountain and White Earth Anishinabe Nation
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    Children are considered a sacred gift from the Creator. Young ones are always included in ceremonial practices. It is not unusual to see small Native children sleeping soundly during Pow Wows and Ceremonies, as the drumming and singing continue throughout the night. Artist: Victor Tribe: Unknown
  • Like real coyotes, mythological coyotes are usually notable for their crafty intelligence, stealth, and voracious appetite. However, American Indian coyote characters vary widely from tribe to tribe. Community Artist: Kaila Farrell-Smith Tribe: Klamath-Modoc
  • Many tribal creation stories tell us that Earth was born on the back of turtle. Since turtle carries its home on its back, it has also been recognized as having the ability to ‘manage’ in difficult circumstances. Artist: Mary Stanton 1965 – 2011 Tribe: Grand Ronde
  • “I was given the name Little Turtle by a Paiute Elder. This shield represents turtle as my protector and name sake”. Turtles represent a sacred animal sprit to many tribes. Turtle shells are commonly made into rattles for ceremonial purposes. Artist: Steve Tribe: Creek Decendent
  • The buffalo supplied virtually everything that the Plains Indians needed to stay alive; food, clothing, tools, and housing. “I love this land and the buffalo and will not part with it… I have heard you intend to settle us on a reservation near the mountains. Artist: Krazy James Tribe: Apache
  • The wolf is a powerful symbol for Native Americans. It represents power and protection among many tribes. Artist: Tami Tribe: Unknown
  • We are told that the Cherokee Medicine People travel to the rock caves to meet with the Little People and share in their secrets. Medicine people are still today an integral part of the traditional Native American lifestyle. Artist: Noe Tribe: Mayan
  • One of the old Ojibwa traditions was to hang a dream catcher in their homes. They believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher, when hung, moves freely in the air and catches the dreams as they float by. The good dreams know the way and slip through the center hole and slide down off the soft feather so gently the sleeper below sometimes hardly knows he is dreaming. Artist: Bobby Tribe: Turtle Mountain Chippewa
  • “Looks Within” is about introspection and awakening the spirit. “Looks Within” was presented to Red Lodge Transition Services on August 4th, 2012 at the 28th Annual Big Yard Pow Wow by the Lakota Club, behind the Iron Doors of the Oregon State Penitentiary (O.S.P.). The Lakota Club is one of the oldest Activities clubs functioning today behind the massive grey walls that surround this historic correctional facility; a fully functioning city that houses almost 3,000 men. Community Artist: Griggs Tribe: Cherokee Descendent
  • This Wishram bride is wearing her wealth which appears to be considerable. She is wearing many hundred dentalia shells, shell disc beads, and lazy stitch beads. Her wedding cap is adorned with Chinese coins. Behind her is a mat made of tules sewn together.The Wishram people lived on the Washington side of the Columbia at the Dalles. Artist: Howell Tribe: The Friar