The First Salmon — Once there was a little boy who loved salmon. The Salmon People decided to take him home with them for several months or years. He became homesick, so the Salmon People agreed to take the boy back to visit his family. They sent messages to the family so they would know what time of year the Salmon People were coming. The family prepared carefully for the Salmon People. The family had ferns and moss ready. They caught the first salmon, cleaned it real carefully and finally cooked the salmon. Before they cooked the salmon, they took the skeleton back down to the beach. They placed the skeleton upstream to show the direction for the rest of the Salmon People. They still come back to visit every year. It is very important for us to make sure they are welcome, taken care of and everything is waiting for them, including clean beaches and streams. — Salish Legend Case Inlet Watershed

— Salish Legend, Case Inlet Watershed


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