Coast Salish Frog by Joe Wilson. The Frog "Wukus" is known in the Salish tradition as the "Announcer". It is the Frog who announces the end of the winter dance season. It is said that as the last snowflakes of the season touch the ground they turn into frogs, and the people then know that it is only another 6 weeks before the salmon will return to the rivers
*LT. JOSEPH DAVID"Fighting Joe"WILSON~ graduate of the U.S.Naval Academy in 1857, resigning theU.S. Navy to enter the confederateNavy+served on the C.S.S.Sumter 1861-1862+then 3rd Lt. on the C.S.S.Sumpter 1861-1862+then as 3rd Lieutenant on the C.S.S. Alabama,1862-1864.He was given command of the aft gun division.He was known as"Fighting Joe"for his eagerness+ fighting spirit.After the sinking of the Alabama he returned to the Confererate states+ commanded the gunboat, C.S.S. Hampton.