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The Complete Seymour
Here you will find audio files linguist Anthony 'Tony' Mattina made available to the Colville Confederated Tribes regarding his upcoming book, The Complete Seymour. The book is based on 1960s interviews with tribal elder Peter J. Seymour in Inchelium, Washington.
"The first 10 stories are autobiography," Mattina said in an Oct. 24, 2013 meeting with the Colville Business Council. He also included captíkʷɬ or Coyote Stories.
Tony Mattina discusses The Compleat Seymour in front of the Colville Business Council in 2013. Aaron Carden sits at his right.

Mattina was introduced to Seymour through Nellie Toulou in the late 1960s and began interviewing him. The interviews resurfaced recently as Mattina told the CBC of his intent to have a book published in honor of Seymour, a fluent speaker of nsəlxcín.

"I really want to thank you, Tony," Colville Business Councilwoman Stevey Seymour said. "It touches me (as a Business Council member and relative). This is huge for us."

At right, Tony Mattina discusses The Complete Seymour with the Colville Business Council in 2013, with Aaron Carden at his right. Below, Pete Seymour is seen with his parents.

Pete Seymour as a child with his parents.

Here are the sound files that accompany The Complete Seymour:
Autobiography (Part 1)
Autobiography (Part 2)
Racing Horses
A hunting trip (Part 1)
A hunting trip (Part 2)
Marriage customs
After the birth of a child
Partnership butchering
The attainment of provisions
The rainy hunting trip (Part 1)
The rainy hunting trip (Part 2)
Black Pig
The grateful dead version 1 (Part 1)
The grateful dead version 1 (Part 2)
The grateful dead version 2 (Part 1)
The grateful dead version 2 (Part 2)
The grateful dead version 2 (Part 3)
The Devil and the Black Face
How Coyote got his powers (Part 1)
How Coyote got his powers (Part 2)
Coyote and Whale (Part 1)
Coyote and Whale (Part 2)
Coyote and Whale (Part 3)
Coyote and Grizzly (Part 1)
Coyote and Grizzly (Part 2)
Coyote and Grizzly (Part 3)
The two goats (Part 1)
The two goats (Part 2)
Lynx and the virgin (Part 1)
Lynx and the virgin (Part 2)
Blue Jay and Wolf (Part 1)
Blue Jay and Wolf (Part 2)

2014 General Membership meeting in HD
Video footage of the 2014 General Membership meeting

By Shane Moses / Tribal Tribune

To inquire about purchasing a DVD copy of this footage, please contact the Tribune at (509)634-2223.

Part 1 - Welcome

Part 2 - Executive Director, New Tribal Government Center

Part 3 - Government Center (continued)

Part 4 - Colville Tribal Solutions Corporation, Comptroller

Part 5 - Comptroller (continued), Tom Sargent (accounting)

Part 6 - IRMP, tribal lobbyist Brian Gunn

Part 7 - Gunn (contined), lobbyist Michael Moran, CTFC's Randy Williams

Part 8 Williams (continued), questions from the membership 

Part 9 Questions from the membership

Part 10 Questions from the membership

Part 11 Questions from the membership

Salmon and Our People
Salmon and Our People: The Chief Joseph Dam Fishery Story

Part 1

Part 2 

Part 3

Directed by: Mark Anderson
Edited by: Crystal Miller, Mark Anderson
Narrated by: Joaquin Marchand
Music by: Honoring the People
Production Assistance by: Guy Moura & Aaron Naumann
Interviews conducted by: Lawrence Harry & Donald Shannon