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NatAm Lit Presentation

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Matthew Perlick

on 27 April 2010

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Walla walla Amanda Barone
Hannah Horron
Brent Gamalski
Matt Perlick history and interactions with
lewis and clark Walla Walla translates to "Many Waters."
Live in the Walla Walla Valley
The traditional language of the Walla Wallas is Sahaptin - spoken along the Columbia River and its tributaries Roughly in and around modern day:
Southern Washington
Northern Oregon
Southwest Idaho Notably - Lewis and Clark encountered the Walla Wallas twice 1805 - On their way DOWN the Columbia River
1806 - On their way UP the Columbia River Lewis and Clark were welcomed by Chief Yellepit and his village At the time, Yellepit's village consisted of 15 lodges
The village was located near the mouth of the Walla Walla River
Chief Yellepit ordered his tribe to welcome the Americans
Lewis and Clark noted how friendly the Walla Walla tribe was
Lewis and Clark traded with Chief Yellepit Yellepit gave them a white horse
He wanted a copper kettle in return
Lewis and Clark had already traded all their kettles
Instead - Clark gave Yellepit his personal sword In order to communicate:
The Walla Wallas used a Shosore woman to translate into the Shoshore language
Sacagawea then translated shoshore into English for Lewis and Clark Today the Walla Walla tribe shares a tribal government structure with:
The Cayuse
The Umatilla
Together, the three tribes create: the confederated tribes of the umatilla legends and oral histories Stories and legends are usually told in the winter
Elderly tribal members recite the stories
Legends contain moral lessons Maps
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