Ed Edmo

Ed Edmo is a Shoshone-Bannock poet, playwright, performer, traditional storyteller, tour guide and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture, and he served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his family. 


Celilo Fishermen

you made your nets

& tested the knots

seeing that they held.

little did you know

what was to hold you

after the sound of

water falling

over what

used to be.


Published in These Few Words of Mine © 1985. Reprinted with permission on page 60 in Honoring Our Rivers Issue 18.