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March- k̓ʷsixʷ spq̓ni (The Month of The Geese)
When the geese were spotted flying in from the south that was a good sign that the winter months were coming to an end. It was time to look ahead to warmer weather. During the first part of the month, some of the people would go to certain lakes to snag, and trap fish. The people would be preparing for their hunting trips, berry picking and root digging. This is also when ƛ̓čƛ̓a (Blackbirds) would be arriving.

March 2015 Events:

  • March 4 Monthly Elders Meeting
  • March 8 Daylight Savings Time
  • March 11-13 Spokane language conference at the northern quest in spokane
  • March 17 St.Patricks Day
  • March 25 Quarterly language meeting

Dates of interest:

March 2: 1945, Louis Charlo, private first class in the US.Marines, killed on Iwo Jima. Six days after he shares with three other Marines the distinction of being the first americans to scale Mount Surabachi on Iwo Jima. He was killed in action on the same island at the age of 18. He was a descendant of chief Martin Charlo. Louis and three companions made history February 24, 1945 by reaching the highest point of 566 ft. Mount Surabachi two hours before a patrol marked its capture by planting an american flag there. Louis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Charlo.

March 5: Chief Victor dies and his son Charlo succeeds him.

March 16: US. Government agrees to allot each indian 160 acres.

March 22: Fort Conah is founded as a Trading Post among the Flatheads

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February- This month is the month our people regarded as the coldest month of the year. They called it čqʷosqn because it meant it was very cold. The weather was often below zero during this month and the snow was deep. It was a long hard time for the indian people
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Lesson of the day

The pronunciation of the Salish (S) is quite similar to the english (S) as in the word sign or single.

sne….cow elk

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