Steh-Chass

The Great Earthquake —  During the time when human and animal nations could speak the same language, all were required to follow sacred teachings.  At one time, the teachings were forgotten and the Changer came.  He caused the ground to shake with such force that it dammed up the river.  The river became impassable to the Salmon People and they had to find different creeks.

— Told by Squaxin Island Tribal member Bruce Johnson, Budd Inlet Watershed

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