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River Housing Review

Jan 24, 2013

As part of the Corps of Engineers’ tribal river housing review, it will conduct a series of interviews with tribal government representatives and elders who possess oral history of housing that existed along the Columbia River from present-day Bonneville Dam to McNary Dam and the relocations that were made as a result of the construction of Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day dams. These interviews will be scheduled in one-hour slots. Family or group interviews are preferred. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify known village and gathering sites
  • List improvements to all sites
  • Identify communal buildings and infrastructure that was lost
  • Identify family names and relations
  • List traditional tribes and bands
  • Suggest others who need to interview
  • Make suggestions on solutions

Warm Springs: Warm Springs Agency Administration Building Conference Room C February 4, 8am-noon & 1-5pm Hood River: Hood River Inn (1108 E Marina Way) February 5, 9am-6pm Toppenish: Yakama Agency February 7, 9am-noon & 1-5pm (there is an opportunity to schedule an offsite interview late on Wednesday 2/6 if arranged ahead of time) Goldendale: Goldendale Public Library (131 W Burgen) February 8, 8:30am-3pm Mission: Umatilla Agency February 12, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm (there is an opportunity to schedule an offsite interview late on Monday 2/11 if arranged ahead of time) Nez Perce location Dependent on response ELDERS: The following locations have been selected to help elders for whom long-distance travel is difficult. Homebound elders living near these locations may also arrange for an in-home interview. Cloudville February 13 Rock Creek Longhouse February 14 Lyle Longhouse February 15   To reserve an interview slot, contact:

  • Tabitha Whitefoot
  • (503) 253-5429

To learn more about this project and its goal, visit the housing review page here.