Page 3 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - August 2014
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Continued from page 1... having a good time outside while learning more about careers in Natural Resources. Another project the Stream Team helped with was building a food fence on the Tribe’s Porter property. This is a new restoration project that the Natural Resources team is just starting on to help with food mitigation on the Chehalis River. The teens worked with Don Secena to plant cottonwood trees, which will grow to create a natural food fence that will slow food waters. One of the issues in the Chehalis watershed that the teens learned about is how a warmer water temperature impacts the fsh. If the water is too The Stream Team members also took warm, the fsh won’t spawn in the river and will turns going out on the air boat and taking swim back to where the water is cooler. One day the water temperature and collecting the Stream Team had an extra helper to test the water samples to test. water temperature, as they rescued a cat. Natasha a chance to drive the boat and take the water took the cat to Rez Animal Resources to be taken samples. care of after she played with it all day. Dewey shared that he really liked going night Thank you to the Natural Resources Department fshing to catch fsh to track, even if he only and the K-12 Department for putting the Stream caught two fsh. However, Natasha and Makayla Team together. A special thank you goes to Jason both said they did not like kayaking – it made Gillie for supervising the Stream Team this their arms really tired. But both Gary and Ray summer. We can’t wait to see what these Chehalis really liked kayaking, as it was challenging and teens do next! something different to try. All of the kids are Continued from page 1... from Portland State University and talk, Hanrahan emphasized that the Washington State University worked Hudson Bay Company came to the through the summer to excavate a Pacifc Northwest and entered an house foor that was occupied during already-established trade network. the Hudson Bay era by a French She also talked about Chehalis Canadian man called Little Proulx people at Fort Vancouver. Some and his wife, a Chinook woman Chehalis women married French- called Catherine Canadian fur trappers and lived . in the Village adjacent to the Fort. Dr. Doug Wilson, NPS Hanrahan led our group through Archaeologist, introduced the group an excavation of four periods of to the site, and invited the Youth to history: modern, U.S. Army, Hudson guest screen. The PSU and WSU Bay Company, and pre-contact students excavated quite a bit of dirt times. The Youth got to work as earlier in the day to prepare for the excavators, screeners, recorders, and visitors, and then helped the Youth artifact baggers—four jobs integral pick through screens for artifacts. to archaeology. Chehalis Youth learn about archaeology at Fort Vancouver. Special thanks to Justine Hanrahan, After the Kid’s Dig, Ranger Twist type of fur. Beaver was by far the brought in furs to trade for items Dr. Wilson, and Ranger Twist, for led the group on a tour of the Fur most-traded fur at Fort Vancouver. they valued. These included beads, sharing their time and knowledge, Store and the Indian Trade Shop. In Ranger Twist then gave a tour of blankets, clothes, guns, medicine, and to Jesse Gleason, Tony Medina, the Fur Store, he showed and talked the Indian Trade Shop, which is set and tobacco. Dan Penn, and other volunteers who about many different furs, including up as it would have been when the chaperoned the feld trip. There is an bear, beaver, deer, fox, and, a crowd Hudson Bay Company operated To conclude the day, the Youth open invitation to Chehalis Youth to favorite, wolverine. He explained the Fort. The Indian Trade Shop is walked out to an archaeological visit again next summer. the trade value and use of each where local trappers would have project in the Village. Students    Page 3
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