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Native American hip hop artist to perform at the Barn

Native American hip hop artist to perform at the Barn

PLEASE NOTE: The performance, previously scheduled for Feb. 10 has been changed to Thursday, Feb. 8. See this article for more information. Methow Arts will host award-winning Native American musician Supaman, who blends his Native American culture with hip-hop in the Siouan language, at the Winthrop Barn on Feb. 8. Supaman will be accompanied by world champion...
State board renames Squaw Creek as Swaram Creek

State board renames Squaw Creek as Swaram Creek

The creek that flows into the Methow River about 3 miles south of the town of Methow will officially be known as Swaram Creek instead of Squaw Creek, following a unanimous decision by the state Board of Natural Resources on Dec. 5. The board considered an October recommendation by the Washington …
State committee OKs Squaw Creek name change

State committee OKs Squaw Creek name change

A state committee has approved a name change for Squaw Creek south of Methow, bringing it one step closer to being rechristened as Swaram Creek, the original name used by Native Americans. The change to Swaram Creek was approved by six members of the Washington State Committee on …
State committee to consider Squaw Creek name change

State committee to consider Squaw Creek name change

When Mark Miller was a young boy growing up in Pateros, he got into a fight with an older boy who had referred to his sister as a “squaw.” A descendant of the Methow Tribe, Miller had always known the word to be derogatory. Now, he’d like to see the name of Squaw Creek near …...
Why ‘squaw’ is offensive, disrespectful to the Methow People

Why ‘squaw’ is offensive, disrespectful to the Methow People

By Mark Miller Joanna Bastian, community member and journalist, requested an interview of me on behalf of the Methow Valley News after the 2014 Carlton Complex fires. That interview led to a series of articles that helped illustrate the “Indian” perspective about the Methow People. After a time of gained confidence and demonstrated understanding of Indian...
‘Lost Homeland’ tells little-known history of Methow Tribe

‘Lost Homeland’ tells little-known history of Methow Tribe

A history that is unknown to most people — how the Methow Tribe lost its revered homeland in the Methow Valley — is detailed for the first time in a book by local author and historian E. Richard Hart. In 1879…
Project seeks artifacts of Methow Valley’s first inhabitants

Project seeks artifacts of Methow Valley’s first inhabitants

Photo exhibit planned at Interpretive Center in Twisp By Ann McCreary Evidence of the Methow Valley’s earliest inhabitants, such as arrowheads and stone tools, sheds light on who these people were and how they lived. A new research project launched at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center (MVIC) seeks to locate and document Native American artifacts...
Pateros unveils a lasting monument to the Methow Valley’s first people

Pateros unveils a lasting monument to the Methow Valley’s first people

Located along the shoreline of the Columbia River, the Methow Monument integrates the natural elements of water, stone, and native plants. An educational park, the space is designed to recognize the Methow’s role in shaping this community from past to present. Last year, the …
Changing name of Squaw Creek a matter of respect

Changing name of Squaw Creek a matter of respect

By Lynette Westendorf The Methow Valley is full of history — from the original Methow Native Americans to pioneers and miners and early settlers. The opening of the valley to white settlers has been well documented, and we have celebrated their stories in several books published by the Shafer Museum in Winthrop. Fortunately, people are also embracing...
Lower Valley: February 22, 2017

Lower Valley: February 22, 2017

By Joanna Bastian Elaine Timentwa Emerson is an accomplished artist. Her woven cedar baskets are displayed in museums throughout the Pacific Northwest, and she teaches traditional weaving practices with several organizations. Elaine is also a language instructor for the Colville Confederated Tribes. As an expert linguist and respected elder, Elaine is a valuable resource in...