Me and the hubby decided to getaway for some alone time! And it’s been one hell of a day!!! So grateful for my amazing in laws and sister in law to watch our babies! Knowing they are safe makes this way more enjoyable and stress free!!! #leavenworthwashington#beauty#amazingview
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Each of our designs start out hand sketched, and then digital assets are created on the computer. We design with a purpose; meaning when you purchase a t-shirt, hoodie, sticker or such, you are not just purchasing a product. Each of our designs has a story that highlights local Native American history, stories, and tales. We include an info card with the story of the design when you purchase a Wenatchi Wear product.
This design was inspired by the original homeland of the P’squosa tribe, along the Icicle Creek in Leavenworth, WA.: Icicle Creek's name comes from the Native word na-sik-elt, meaning narrow canyon.
We are the land & the land is us.
The P’squosa (Wenatchi) people originally lived west of the Columbia River, in the Wenatchee River Valley. Their villages were positioned along the Wenatchee River up past the present location of Leavenworth. A large summer village sat at the mouth of Icicle Creek. At least 200 P’squosa's lived at this location throughout the summer, but this population soared to several thousand at the peak of the salmon fishing season when visitors from neighboring villages and tribes came to take advantage of this sites outstanding fishing.
One of the signers of the Yakima Treaty of 1855 was a Wenatchi member (Tecolecun). This treaty also provided for the Wentatchi Reservation around the P'squosa fishing locations, but unbeknownst to the tribe, the Federal government never recognized the boundaries of this agreement, and failed to uphold the treaties. The government agent who was in charge of surveying the Wenatchi Reservation interests were far greater invested in the railroad & working with the new settlers. The Wenatchi Tribal members were encouraged to move to the Moses-Columbia Reservation, but most filed for homesteads while waiting for their promised reservation to be formalized. Taxes and fees imposed on these homesteads however, forced many of the Wenatchi Tribal members to move to the Colville Reservation & Yakama Reservation.
The Wenatchi Tribe fought for their rights to the fishing grounds for many years and finally obtained the legal rights in 2010.
I am always looking for a home so we don't have to worry about rent going up & moving again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is a piece of land on some water that I fell in love with, but it's out of our price range. But, we want to find a great piece of land & build a tiny-ish home on it. It would be awesome to have an A-Frame someday, with a greenhouse office in the backyard! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A girl can dream right!? #doppbartadventures . @tyehaus @pnwisbeautiful
Happy New Year: Part 2 - On How I Spent 2019 🧗♀️🧗♀️🧗♀️
Kind of like a crack climb, 2019 was a year of distinct parts, with some hard moves and grrr faces along the way! The first half of the year was spent working incredibly hard, balancing full time finance, part time route setting, and freelance creative jobs with climbing and training! It was all in an effort to accomplish a long held dream of road tripping to Alaska!
I pushed too hard though, ignored several warning signs, and ended up taking a fall that severely injured my back. But our bodies are amazing things, and with lots of rehab and training, by early summer I was healthy and climbing again! Just in time for the second half of the year...The Great Alaskan Road Trip!!! 😃
@bobbysorich and I had the car packed and were set to leave in a few days time, when another driver failed to yield at an intersection and smashed into my passenger side! 😦 I remember sitting there all dazed and confused, not really understanding what had just happened. Then someone shouted for an ambulance and I came to my senses. Thankfully, everybody involved ended up being okay, but my car was totaled. At first I was devastated. This couldn’t be happening. Not right now. Not after my back. Not after working so hard! Maybe it was rash and irresponsible, but I stubbornly refused to let the accident ruin my dreams of Alaska. I raced out to buy a new car, and within a week @bobbysorich and I were on the road! .
Over the next five months, we experienced incredible adventures, sent our hardest climbs, shot some amazing creative projects, and spent quality time with family and friends! We also learned a lot about ourselves, relationships, and the realities of living in tiny spaces. .
Overall, it wasn’t the easiest year, but it was an incredible year! I had so many wonderful opportunities, and learned a lot about balance, resilience, and believing in oneself! I’m really proud of all the hard work that went into making this year happen, and so grateful to everyone that supported me along the way! I’m really excited for all the adventures and lessons yet to come in 2020!! . 📷 @bobbysorich