Friends of Red Lodge-Individual Cards-Columbia River Ladies

Friends of Red Lodge-Individual Cards-Columbia River Ladies


#290  Columbia River Ladies


Native tribal legends, stories and ceremonies pay tribute to the salmon as one of the most important natural resources in existence. The salmon is one of the ‘First Foods’ of the Plateau Tribes. It is considered ceremonial food for almost every occasion. Many tribes refer to the salmon as the Ancient Ones. For thousands of years, Native American culture resonated throughout the Mid-Columbia Basin as numerous tribes came together peacefully to fish, trade, and socialize. The flooding of Celilo Falls in 1957 eliminated important fishing grounds for many Indian tribes that relied upon the salmon caught at Celilo Falls. The historical trauma created by flooding Celilo is still fresh in the minds and hearts of the People whose culture and economy was central to the river.


Artist: Robert ‘Bob’ Robideau 1946- 2009
Tribe: Turtle Mountain and White Earth Anishinabe Nation
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Created: 1988
Community Artist

Friends of Red Lodge, Native American Prison Art Collection.
Columbia River Series.

Permission given for reproduction of original by Mary L. Pearson and Paulette D’utueil


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All cards are printed on high quality card stock and are easy to write on. These cards make great gifts for family or friends. All card sizes are 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Each card has a description on the back referencing the artist, the art or both.

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Friends of Red Lodge supports environmentally friendly practices throughout the process. Such as, recycled paper to create this card, Envelopes are 100% PCW, Sleeves made from biodegradable material. Lets all work together to be good stewards of mother earth.