Historically, the Native Nations were matriarchal. Women could own property, partake in politics and preserve the language and the culture. Currently, women own businesses, are lawyers, and continue to preserve the traditional culture. Learn more about the lives of Columbia River Native Women with Pat Courtney Gold, Wasco Native and an accomplished fiber artist and basket weaver. Pat teaches, consults, and has pieces of her work shown in museums and collections around the world.
Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund.