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Marie Louie Project

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A long-lived tradition in our area is the use of watching-places. From these vantage points designated elders would regularly observe the rising and setting of heavenly bodies throughout the year to mark seasons and predict fish runs and harvests. On the edge of the big prairie above the Falls there would have no doubt been one of these places. Mt. Si would have offered the perfect ridgeline to gauge the sky’s movement. The Marie Louie Project includes to arts installations inspired by Marie Louie, a Snoqualmie, who died in 1914, at least 100 years old. Marie Louie was a renowned herbal medicine specialist and midwife and was connected to the seasonal round of travel and resource-gathering in two ways.

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