Where the Language Lives

Vi Hilbert and the Gift of Lushootseed
by Janet Yoder (Author)
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  • Author draws on her recorded interviews with Vi as they talked about the cultural significance of canoes, baskets, blankets, the bone game, naming ceremonies, stories, story places, the ritual burning of Vi’s parents’ house to send it to them in the spirit world, and how Vi came to commission the Healing Heart Symphony.​

  • This collection of essays spotlights the author and Hilbert’s travels in Indian Country to attend naming ceremonies, memorials, and the observance of Treaty Day in the Tulalip Longhouse, and travels to attend Salish language conferences.

  • A culturally significant resource for historians.

  • A valuable compilation of information, interviews, and stories that may be of use to cultural and historical scholars.

  • Teachers and professors may incorporate the book or certain essays into local educational syllabi.

  • This book will appeal to Pacific Northwest readers interested in local history.

  • Format
    DRM Protected
    Publication date
    May 24, 2022
    Page count
    File size
    32 MB

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