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Summer months

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As it is again the beautiful time of summer! Here are some infographs featuring what each month means in the Salish calendar in the summer season. As a reminder, the western calendar is an introduced concept to most indigenous societies. Many tribal groups had their own methods of telling time and understanding the passing of the seasons, usually through various observer biomarkers like migrations, plant blooms, stars, and much more. As tribes adapted to the times, they developed their own meanings for the 12-month calendar usually by many of those same biomarkers. The modern Salish calendar follows that same trajectory. Many of the "months" are reflected by the historical biomarkers of the tribes which is why many months are connected to particular plant harvests and animal migrations. Take a look!






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