This historical study chronicles the cooperation between Native woman named Flora Thompson, the wife of the chief of Celilo Village, and Martha McKeown, the white daughter of a local farming family, as they worked together to protect Celilo Village in Oregon, which was threatened by the construction of the Dalles Dam
. The study finds the roots of environmental, political, and women's issues in their stories.
On the lower Columbia River, the number of turbine units varies among powerhouses: 8 at Bonneville Dam Second Powerhouse, 10 at Bonneville Dam First (the original) Powerhouse, 22 at The Dalles Dam
, 16 at John Day Dam, and 14 at McNary Dam.
With the completion of the Dalles Dam
in 1957, Celilo Falls, the traditional economic and cultural hub of indigenous peoples in the region, was flooded--a federal government decision which disregarded the Yakama people's ancient fishing rights and threatened their traditional way of life.
The company was recognized for its work on the Dalles Dam
And at least two villages were destroyed by the Dalles Dam
. The government handed out some relocation assistance and placed 10 barracks near Celilo village.
(76) Thirty-eight percent of the average annual flow measured at The Dalles Dam
originates in Canada.
For example, the Dalles Dam
on the Columbia River flooded and eliminated Celilo Falls, which was a great barrier for salmon and thus resulted in large congregations of fish below the falls.
For millennia, native peoples netted salmon from wooden platforms cantilevered over what was then Celilo Falls--until the 1950s, when water backing up from newly constructed The Dalles Dam
inundated the falls.
At The Dalles Dam
, divers were tasked with two jobs.
For thousands of years, Celilo Falls on the Columbia River was a meeting place for Pacific Northwest Indians as well as a major fishing site, then was flooded behind The Dalles Dam
A pair of Indians working a drift net from a fiberglass skiff near White Salmon brings to mind the precarious fishing scaffolds at Cecilo Falls, long ago flooded by the slack water behind The Dalles Dam