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Virgil Smoker Marchand

Virgil Smoker Marchand is a member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes and a self-taught artist whose practice is based on bronze and steel works.  He was born in Inchelium, but grew up in Omak with his grandmother.

A River Lost
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;

A River Lost is the familiar story of an ancient culture infringed upon and altered forever by modern technology. It is the story of how the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam led to the destruction of a way of life for members of the Arrow Lakes Tribe. Sinee mat and her great-grandmother Toopa tell the engaging story of life on the Columbia River, before and after the dam.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork