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Project Brings All the Rivers in the World to the Puyallup River

“All the Rivers in the World” brings worldwide rivers and material from the Puyallup River together

In these ongoing workshops, members of the UWT community remember the rivers they have known, write a river's name for the project, and then make something using clay mixed with Puyallup River sediment. The river names will become part of the permanent public art.

In these ongoing workshops, members of the UWT community remember the rivers they have known, write a river's name for the project, and then make something using clay mixed with Puyallup River sediment. The river names will become part of the permanent public art.

Many students, faculty and staff at UWT have participated in the All the Rivers in the World, Tacoma, river gathering workshops.  River names gifted to the project are included in the permament artwork on campus. Here is a list in progress of river names. In partnership with Danica Miller, Puyallup Tribal Liaison, and with approval of the Tribal Council, we have worked to place in central positions the Lushootseed words for the river and the mountain- in the final form these will be written in Lushootseed text.

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Participants share stories from the rivers they have known:

Puyallup
Chambers 
Greenwater
Nisqually
Duwamish
Green
Carbon
Cayada
Clarks
White
Clover
Snoqualmie
Kelsey
Issaquah
Mashel
Sammamish
Jim 
Kachess
Skokomish
Deschutes
Whatcom
Cowlitz
Dungeness
Chehalis
Cedar
Tilton
Columbia
Olympic
Elk 
Willamette
Yakima
Wenatchee
Cooke
Snake
Lewis
Capilano
Napa
Klutina 
Colorado
Rio Grande
Río Bravo
Arizona
Missouri
Amacuzac
Big Piney
Tallapoosa 
Maumee
Detroit
Potomac
Shenandoah
Mississippi
Pemigewasset 
Navesink
Charles
Lafayette
Rainbow 
Page 
Usumascinta
Amazon
St. Lawrence
Amber
Fun 
Segura 
Neckar
Danube
Rhein
الفرات‎ al-Furāt 
دجلة‎ Dijlah 
Nairobi
እደላ Shebelle 
النيل  
Selem
Arghandab 
Langtang 
Kita
한 강 Han 
녹색 Green 
Pampanga 
Pilar
Panguil
四万十川 Shimanto 
荒川 Arakawa 
แม่น้ำโขง 
Mekong
Sông Cửu Long
Bồ Đề 
Saigon
Yu Cheng
Yangtze
珠 江河 Zhujiang Pearl 
淡水河 Tamsui 
Bride’s Pool 
Keelung
Indus
Beas
“Tahoma” Mt Rainier in Lushootseed

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The waters that flow in the Puyallup River begin on the slopes of the mountains, particularly Tahoma- Mt. Rainier. Eventually these streams come together and flow to the Salish Sea. Here are some field recordings of the sounds of some of this water.

Mountain Water Sounds

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