Traditional Story Illustration Collaboration

The Snoqualmie Tribe’s Culture Department would like to invite Tribal Members to participate in the Tribe’s Traditional Story Illustration Collaboration.
For the success of this project, the Culture Department is asking all artists, from youth to elder, to create illustrations for two of our Snoqualmie traditional stories. The pictures you create will be made into books for everyone to enjoy for years to come. This is a collaborated project and the pictures will be selected and made into a compilation of the entries to create the final book.

There are no boundaries as to what the illustrations should look like, it is up to you and your imagination. We will accept all artistic mediums; hand drawn, digitized, water color, acrylic paint, pastel, spray paint, clay, sand art, beans, buttons, etc. We do ask that if your artwork is bulky, or prone to be damaged in transit, that you submit it by photograph.

You can choose to illustrate an entire story or illustrate one passage of a story. For submissions, please submit your name, the story you have chosen, and the story pages you have illustrated. The lines of the story have a corresponding page numbers to keep entries organized. When submitting your artwork, you will also need to sign a waiver of release of your art to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.

All entries must be submitted by August 31, 2020. Submissions will be accepted by mail and email to Angela Wymer at
If you have any questions, feel free to call Angela Wymer at 206-854-9837.

You can find the stories that will be provided for this project listed below. One of the stories is titled The Origin of the Seasons and was told by Jerry Kanim in August of 1955. The other story is titled Skunk and was told by Earnest Barr (šidut), and recorded Zalmai Zahir in November of 1992.