Historic Hood River
The History Museum is reopening after the annual winter closure with a new featured exhibit entitled “Salmon Connections.” It looks at habitat, harvesting, hydropower, and hatcheries to talk about salmon survival in the Columbia River Basin. Drop by the museum to check it out. Weather has forced some closures this week, so I suggest giving a call to verify hours if the weather is questionable.
This seems like an ideal image to accompany this announcement. This Curtis photogravure shows a Native woman pounding salmon, presumably to make pemmican. Pemmican is a mix of protein, fat, and dried fruit or berries made by many Native cultures to preserve food for later consumption. In this area it included salmon and huckleberries, which were both seasonally plentiful.