Torch Season

The fourth month, around January, is called Peloqes which means torch season.  This is a time when torches, pelo:qel, are made out of dried sockeye salmon heads and used at night when spearing fish from canoes (torch lighting).  The fish can be seen by the light reflecting from their scales when the water is real clear, as it is in the end of January.  Today pitch torches or lanterns are used.

Here you will find lesson plans and resources that relate to this month.

1. Pelóqes.pdf