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The Sockeye Mother

The Sockeye Mother is a book about the Gitxsan people of the Pacific Northwest Interior region and their relationship with the Sockeye Salmon. Cultures along the Xsan (Skeena River) thrive off the salmon. Following the scientific lifecycle of the salmon, The Sockeye Mother starts in early spring as just a small fry emerging from her gravel nest. Without her, the Gitxsan would not exist because salmon replenish the earth, providing nourishment to the land and forst.

Includes scientific definitions and a map of the Gitxsan Territory (located in British Columbia). The graphic illustrations are dramatic and dominating.

Author: 
Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett David Huson)
Illustrator: 
Natasha Donovan
Publisher: 
HighWater Press
ISBN: 
978-1-55379-739-5
Recommendation: 
Recommended for intermediate readers.
Copyright Date: 
2017
Cover Picture: 
Genre: 
Non-Fiction
Themes: 
Sockeye Salmon, life cycles, Gitxsan Indian, Northwestern British Columbia

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