Across much of Washington State the exclamation “The Mountain is out!” turns heads and unites hearts around our mutual love for Tahoma (Mount Rainier) and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This blog post explores the provenance of the names applied to the tallest of Cascade peaks.
The native names for the mountains of the Cascade Range tell an engaging story, where the volcanoes becomes a community of dynamic and interconnected characters as they feature in myths and legends explaining how the land was formed and the millennia long relationship people have had with it. This article explores a creation myth told by the Multnomah people of how Wy’East (Mount Hood) came to be.
Klahowya Tilikum - Four simple steps to open meetings and events in #Cascadia with honor and recognition to indigenous culture, history and language
While compiling notes for the creation of a Department of Bioregion Indigenous Solidarity Guide - we noticed that one of the primary tools - the Standing Rock Solidarity Resource Packet - is now offline, and that the mirror sites for most of it is now also offline. In an effort to preserve the lessons and wisdom learned from the Standing Rock Protests, we wanted to share our PDF’s for historical sake, but also in case they might be useful for future historians, students, activists and organizers.