P'esk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

Scot Ritchie


P'esk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

P'esk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

  • Title: P'esk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony
  • Author: Scot Ritchie
  • ISBN: 9781554987184
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover



It s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P sk a is excited to celebrate His community, the Sts ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season Framed as an exploration of what life was like for the Sts ailes people one thousand years ago, P sk a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs ofIt s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P sk a is excited to celebrate His community, the Sts ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season Framed as an exploration of what life was like for the Sts ailes people one thousand years ago, P sk a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs of the Sts ailes people, an indigenous group who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia for the last 10,000 years Includes an introductory letter from Chief William Charlie, an illustrated afterword and a glossary.


Recent Comments "P'esk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony"

Great anthropological view.

A simple book that brings to life a British Columbian culture 1000 years old. It is based on in depth archaeological research and would interest all ages.

When P’eska wakes up to the First Salmon Ceremony, he sees that the ceremonial tray has been left behind. From Canadian author and illustrator, Scot Ritchie, comes a pleasant tale about a lesser-known First Nations people. In P’eska and the First Salmon Ceremony, readers will learn about the Sts’Ailes people, who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia, Canada, for centuries. While I found myself wishing the story had been set in modern times instead of 1000 years ago, I appre [...]

A delightful picture book explaining through the voice of a child an important annual observance of the Sts’alies People. The story takes place 1,000 years ago in NW United States/SW Canada (”near the Harrison River”) where Sts’alies People live today. The story is fairly matter-of-fact explanation of life in the Sts’alies community a millennium ago, bookended by a contemporary boy wondering about going back in time. The highlight for me is the cartoon-like illustration; the drawings a [...]

While hiking, a family wonders what it might be like to go back in time to see what things looked like 1,000 years ago. Although they don't time travel, readers do, and are taken to the Sts'ailes people's First Salmon Ceremony. P'esk'a awakens with excitement but realizes that the ceremonial tray has been left behind. As he races through the village, he notices its bounties and the wonderful sights and smells of salmon and blueberries. He also dreams of the time when he, too, will fashion a cano [...]

I like the story, however, we need more books like these in present tense.

Overall a great book to introduce children to the traditions of this tribe. My one complaint is that the word bubbles in the last half were jarring and took away from the illustrations.

odd combination of deep history and culture, and a sparsely worded picture book. maybe a little over the head of the preschool target audience!


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