Monday, May 02, 2011

Inlander Photo

This week's Indlander published a photograph of the Swench Skahas drum during the recent Earth Day observance at Riverfront Park. Swench Skahas is a name that means 'Dancing Horses,' and comes from the Spokane Salish: swenš (wardance) and sqax̣eʔ (horse). The drum belongs to my good friend Francis Carson. This is a photograph I will cherish for many years to come, mostly because of the opportunity I had to sing the old Spokane songs with my friends and family.

The photographer was Amy Hunter.

Pictured around the drum, from left to right: Jim Samuels, Shannon Hubert, Francis Carson, Barry Moses, Lanetta Moses, and Pat Moses.

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