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George, Delores Harrison - Avid promotor of culture and traditions

WASHINGTON, Seattle – A Dressing Service for DELORES HARRISON GEORGE, 69, was held August 19 in the Toppenish Longhouse in Toppenish, Washington. Interment was held August 20, 2009, at the Toppenish Creek Cemetery near White Swan. Delores was born in a teepee at Satus, Washington, December 8, 1939. She passed away August 18, 2009.

A member of the Yakama Nation, Delores was an avid promoter of her culture and traditions. She was always willing to to teach anyone who wanted to learn. Her artwork is on display at the Native American Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. She was an extra in two movies - “On Deadly Ground” and “Geronimo”. Steven Segal adopted her as his sister. Delores was the lead singer of the family drum group, Treaty of 1855. She was also a certified teacher of the Yakama language – Columbia River dialect. Delores’ employment included the Wapato Public Schools; as a Yakama Nation General Council Interpreter; the Yakama Tribal School; Yakama Legends Casino; an the Yakama Nation Language Program. She was also a co-owner of the Wapanish Trading Post at Wapato. (Yakama Nation Review, August 27, 2009)

 

 

 

 

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