At Snoqualmie Falls, Prayers Rise With Mist

June 21, 2010

Author: Lynda V. Mapes

Source: The Seattle Times

Mist cruises through the air in great clouds, twining through the branches of a giant cedar and falling in crystal drops, renewing the cycle of life.

The falls are held sacred by the Snoqualmie Tribe, particularly the mist, believed to unite the worlds of heaven and earth. Its cool touch is the kiss of their ancestors, and the majesty of the falls connects with the sense of the sacred in all peoples, not only tribal members, said Lois Sweet Dorman, a spiritual leader of the Snoqualmie.