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First Salmon Ceremony


Centuries before we had fish biologists and resource management, the Native Americans along the Rogue River had the Stone Chair and a ceremony to honor the first salmon. Tribes have rediscovered the Stone Chair and have renewed the First Salmon Ceremony with a new purpose.
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Producer - Pat Kruis
Videographer/Edito - Greg Bond
Additional Video - Rory Finney, Ralph Bowman, Bob Hunter, Water Watch, Catalyst Video Productions, Freshwater Illustrated
Photos Courtesy - Rory Finney
Archive Photos - Confederate Tribes of Siletz Indians

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Grande Ronde Wildflowers; First Salmon Ceremony; Snow School

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2509
Original Broadcast: February 13, 2014