Connecting Earth and Heaven


Picture by Jafar Shameem

The waterfalls, a traditional burial site to the Snoqualmie people, are the place where “First Woman and First Man were created by Moon the Transformer,” where “prayers were carried up to the Creator by great mists,” that rise from the powerful flow,  and these mists rising from the base of the waterfall are said to be “Connecting Heaven and Earth”

Picture by Jafar Shameem

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ in Native language) consists of Native Americans from the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is made up of approximately 500 members. Tribal members have lived in the Puget Sound region since time immemorial.

Picture by Jafar Shameem

Snoqualmie is the English pronunciation of “sah-KOH-koh” or “Sdob-dwahibbluh,” a Salish word meaning moon. As a spiritual place, it gave birth to many legends. One tells of  the beaver, who climbed into the sky to bring trees and fire down to earth. The tribe has lived for centuries in the Snoqualmie Valley in western Washington. Snoqualmie Falls is central to their culture, beliefs, and spirituality.

Picture by Jafar Shameem

Located just 25 miles outside the city of Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most breathtaking waterfalls of the United States. In October 2019, Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge as well as 45 acres of surrounding land was purchased by the Snoqualmie Indian tribe for $125 million.

 

Picture by Jafar Shameem

 There are many, many trails that you can traverse on, depending on your fitness level. You can plan to take several hours for a long strenuous hike, or just the paved path to the viewing area of just a few hundred yards.

Picture by Jafar Shameem

For those who can and are nature lovers to proceed to the Snoquolamie falls, browsing the search engines for further information may prove useful. Covid 19 is no bar with proper precautions.

Thank you Jafar Shameem for the beautiful pictures.

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2 thoughts on “Connecting Earth and Heaven”

  1. Beautiful pictures by dear Jafar. Breathtaking waterfall surrounded by beautiful landscape with apt description. Really enchanting.
    Surendra Gupta

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