Martha Stephan & K.C. Johnson


Chinook Nation Elder Martha Stephan of Pillar Rock is assisted by Nation member K.C. Johnson
in this undated photo from a Chinook General Council meeting held in the town of Chinook, Washington.

From the Chinook Elders Calendar 1997: Martha Stephan (b. February 22, 1912) Martha and her family have continued to reside in the villages of their ancestors. Martha was born at Dahlia, on the Columbia River, and continues to reside in Altoona, Chinook Indian Country, just 3 miles from where she was born. She has never lived elsewhere. Martha is an accomplished net maker and before commercial nets were available she was in very high demand.




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