Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Fire History Project
That is why my elders — my father's father and beyond — that is whey they would burn: for the animals and for the huckleberries and the medicines. John Peter Paul, Pend d'Oreille elder, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

For thousands of years, the Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and other tribes of the Northern Rockies periodically set fire to the land, profoundly shaping plant and animal communities. Use the buttons below to listen to elder interviews and learn about fire ecology, the traditional use of fire by the tribes, and today's efforts to restore landscapes through the reintroduction of fire.


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Coyote Story

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Fire Ecology

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That is why my elders — my father's father and beyond — that is whey they would burn: for the animals and for the huckleberries and the medicines. John Peter Paul, Pend d'Oreille elder, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

For thousands of years, the Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and other tribes of the Northern Rockies periodically set fire to the land, profoundly shaping plant and animal communities. Use the buttons below to listen to elder interviews and learn about fire ecology, the traditional use of fire by the tribes, and today's efforts to restore landscapes through the reintroduction of fire.


Learn More

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Coyote Story

Beaver Steals Fire

Interviews

Elders and Fire Managers

Galleries

Photos Past and Present

Fire Ecology

The Science of Fire

History

Tribes and Fire

Today

Modern Fire Management