The Icicle

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Colville Tribe: Wenatchi, Moses, Entiat & Blackfoot
The IcicleThe Icicle

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Wenatchi Wear is passionate about creating awareness & empowering Indigenous Peoples through authentic threads. We 

Wenatchi Wear is passionate about creating awareness & empowering Indigenous Peoples through authentic threads. We 

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This design was inspired by the homeland of the P'Squosa tribe​,​ along the Icicle Creek in Leavenworth​,​ WA.: Icicle Creek's name comes from the Native word na-sik-elt​,​ meaning narrow canyon. We are the land & the land is us. The P’squosa (Wenatchi) people originally lived west of the Columbia River​,​ in the Wenatchee River Valley. Their villages were positioned along the Wenatchee River up past the present location of Leavenworth. A large summer village sat at the mouth of Icicle Creek. At least 200 P’squosa's lived at this location throughout the summer​,​ but this population soared to several thousand at the peak of the salmon fishing season when visitors from neighboring villages and tribes came to take advantage of this sites outstanding fishing. One of the signers of the Yakima Treaty of 1855 was a Wenatchi member (Tecolecun). This treaty also provided for the Wentatchi Reservation around the P'squosa fishing locations​,​ but unbeknownst to the tribe​,​ the Federal government never recognized the boundaries of this agreement​,​ and failed to uphold the treaties. The government agent who was in charge of surveying the Wenatchi Reservation interests were far greater invested in the railroad & working with the new settlers. The Wenatchi Tribal members were encouraged to move to the Moses-Columbia Reservation​,​ but most filed for homesteads while waiting for their promised reservation to be formalized. Taxes and fees imposed on these homesteads however​,​ forced many of the Wenatchi Tribal members to move to the Colville Reservation & Yakama Reservation. The Wenatchi Tribe fought for their rights to the fishing grounds for many years and finally obtained the legal rights in 2010. Represent the beautiful area & share the important history that the lands hold. Product Description: 4" round adhesive vinyl sticker Available in Blue​,​ Green​,​ Purple​,​ Red

Price: $5.00