Posts tagged: Native Americans
FISHING — A monster trout caught below Dworshak Dam in July has been deemed a rainbow following DNA analysis. That makes the 28-pound, 9-ounce fish the largest rainbow trout legally caught in Idaho, according to a story by Eric Barker of the Lewiston Morning Tribune.
However, Tui Moliga of Lapwai won't land his name in the state record books for the fish.
Moliga, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, legally caught the fish below Dworshak Dam at a time the river wasn't open under state rules to harvest of rainbow trout longer than 20 inches. But the area was open under tribal rules.
After he caught the fish, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials faced a pair of dilemmas regarding his request to have it considered as a state record.
Read on for the rest of Barker's story explaining this unusual circumstance:
NATIVE AMERICANS — Enrollment is underway for the Kalispel Encampment, an educator's workshop June 28-30 with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and the David Thompson Bicentennials Partnership.
Educators will bask in the Native American history and culture as it meshed with the fur-trade era in the encampment along the Clark Fork River near Thompson Falls.
Educators can earn credit, renewal units or clock-hours for requirements in Montana, Idaho, and Washington.
The general public is also invited, but space is limited.
Read on for details:
WILDLIFE WATCHING — In the spirit of ongoing bird migration, Colbert area birdwatcher Tina Wynecoop shares this poem she clipped from a newspaper while working near the mouth of the Skagit River in 1969.
While hitchhiking to Seattle, two Indians gave
me a ride from La Conner to Mt. Vernon in a pickup truck.
On the way I told them I was an artist, and showed them
a folio of bird drawings I had with me.
The Indians looked at them with some interest,
then the one driving asked me to draw a picture of a Bluejay for him.
He told me that the Bluejay is the only bird that will help another
bird of a species different than its own.
I asked the Indian how they did this.
He said that Bluejays will always surround a hungry bird, even an Eagle, and feed it.
I said I would give him a picture of a Bluejay the next time I saw him.
Then the Indian sitting next to me who had been silent, turned and said, “I can hear the Bluejays talk.”
I asked him what they said.
He replied, “Right now they are talking to an owl they've got riding between them in a truck.
~ Charile Krafft (1969)