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Biography of John Arlee

John Arlee is a Salish traditional spiritual leader and teaches both the Salish language and Salish tribal history at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT. He is the author of Over a Century of Moving to the Drum: Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Reservation (Montana Historical Society Press, 1998), and was instrumental in compiling the book Coyote stories of the Montana Salish Indians (Salish Kootenai College Press and Montana Historical Society Press, 1999). He has also recorded traditional songs on multiple CDs. He lives on the Salish Flathead Reservation in Arlee, Montana.

Mr. Arlee is a contributor to the World Wisdom book Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way, by Thomas Yellowtail, and edited by Michael Fitzgerald. Film interviews with Mr. Arlee are also included in the documentary films Native Spirit and The Sun Dance Way.

John Arlee Film Clips film clip holdings: 3

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Clip Title: Ceremonies & Creator
Summary: Mr. Arlee shares his thoughts on how the ceremonies and prayers of all the tribes tie them to the Creator and to each other.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 3 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.3M
High Res File Size - 27.2M

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Ceremonies & Creator
Mr. Arlee shares his thoughts on how the ceremonies and prayers of all the tribes tie them to the Creator and to each other.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 3 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.3M
High Res File Size - 27.2M
Heritage
John Arlee asks Indians to have and show pride in their heritage. He specifically mentions youth following some traditional ways and for all to act as role models for others in their behavior.
Total Running Time - 1 minute 29 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.7M
High Res File Size - 8.2M
Educator & Healer
In this video clip, John Arlee, Salish traditional spiritual leader and educator, first explains in English, then prays in his native Salish for the future of his people and in particular for strength for young people to perpetuate the valuable heritage of the tribe.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 10.4M
High Res File Size - 18.4M


John Arlee’s Bibliography

Over a Century of Moving to the Drum: Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Reservation. Helena : Montana Historical Society Press, 1998.

Coyote stories of the Montana Salish Indians / developed by the Salish Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ; Johnny Arlee, chairman ... [et al.] ; Tony Sandoval, Andy Woodcock, Alameda Addison, illustrator. Pablo, MT : Salish Kootenai College Press ; Helena, MT : Montana Historical Society Press, 1999.



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