Arts & Culture

History Deeper Than a Thousand Walnut Roots

Nicole Ammon tells the stories that make up her family history, mostly surrounding the ranch house she recently restored./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers TribuneHe also frequented the Indian School in Hupa and was well-liked according to historical accounts found in the Susie Baker Fountain Papers at Humboldt State University. Nicolé said it became too difficult for Fountain to transport goods and supplies over the old single-file mule bridge so he decided to build a bridge that could support motorized vehicles. Read More →

Stories, Legends and Other Things

As descendants of the people who lived in this valley not too long ago, we sometimes wonder how we as people in this modern age can readapt some of those ancient ways to help make our lives better. Of course there are certain ways that could never be brought back. We have too many outside influences which we could never change. Modern technology has made us too dependent on certain things and it would be impossible for us to function without them. But perhaps the real concern for us today is the things that we may be losing. Read More →

‘Owhwhe: Finding the Good Ones

And then with patience, the good one comes. I am reading “Dance House” by Joseph Marshall III, of the Rosebud Indian Reservation of the Sioux. These are stories of life on the Plains, the land of wandering people. Read More →

Hoopa Hits High Note

The Hoopa Valley High School Choir brought home a first place trophy from Music in the Park at Great America in Santa Clara last weekend. The high school and junior high school choir competition was hosted by Milpitas High School and featured both large and small choirs, bands and symphonies. Not only did they sing on stage in front of judges, they sang throughout the entire 14 hours of drive time. Back row from left to right: Lucas Burns, William Choki, Makayla Ward, Zannette Wickard, Tristin Moon; Front row from left to right: Shelby Gore, Minnie McKelvey, Kinsan Hostler, Angel Muro./Photo courtesy of Becky Cape Read More →

Stories Legends and Other Things: No Warrior Society

During World War II more than 44,000 Indians out of a total U.S Indian population of less than 350,000 served in the military between 1941 and 1945 in both the European and Pacific theaters of war. Of the approximately 300 Hupa males over 18 years of age at that time, sixty three of them also went off to fight in those distant wars. Read More →

Raptors, Owls and Carnivorous Plants in Willow Creek

It seemed like there was a little bit of everything happening Saturday, April 14, when beaded skulls, nature photography, falcons, owls, carnivorous plants, and dozens of children and parents collided at Studio 299 in Willow Creek. Read More →

In the Swing of Things

Bill Allison, left, director of College of the Redwoods Jazz Orchestra, was back in Willow Creek to help keep everyone in the swing of things on Sunday, April 13. The concert was a fundraiser for Dream Quest youth performing arts programs, and followed an hour of free swing dance lessons for everyone. Allison said, “It’s […] Read More →

Stories, Legends and Other Things: Who Won the War?

During the conflict between local Indians and the U.S Military over one hundred and fifty years ago, many engagements took place, and most of them were considered major battles. Today different interpretations of what actually happened are still being called into question. Some people question whether it was actually a war at all. Still others debate on who actually won the conflict between the two groups. Read More →