"Re-Visioning This Place: Lower Columbia River Chinookan Communities"
What: A day of Chinookan history and culture.
Who: Native and non-Native historians, archaeologists, and artists.
Where: PSU Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St.
When: Saturday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE TO THE PUBLIC
You are invited to a very special day of crafts, demonstrations, and presentations with Native leaders, Native and non-Native artists,
historians, and archaeologists.
In 2006, archaeologist Dale Croes found what he called the "Lucy of Baskets" on Sauvies Island (formerly Wapato Island). This intact cedar
checker-weave basket from the "Sunken Village" archaeological site (1250-1750 AD) led to a series of discoveries and discussions that
will be highlighted at this program. Dr. Dale Croes and Native artist Pat Courtney Gold will be on hand to discuss this archaeological gem,
its ancient overseas connections, and what this basket has taught us.
This Chiookan cultural day will include talks, discussions, hands-on activities, and cultural demonstrations, such as Chinuk Wawa language
lessons and traditional weaving.
SCHEDULE, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:30 - 12:30 - Welcome, Sam Robinson, Vice Chairman, Chinook Nation,
"Chinook Tilixam" (Chinook People), who are we?
Pat Courtney Gold, Artist, Weaving Demonstration and talk: "A Historic View of Chinook Life on and Near Wapato Island (Sauvies Island)
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - brown bag lunch with artist Charlie Funk
1:00 - 2:00 - Dr Dale Croes - Sunken Village Archaeology
2:00 - 3:00 - Craft Activities and Chinuk Wawa Language Lessons
3:00 - 3:30 - Chinookan Peoples Today
THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY OREGON HUMANITIES AND THE JAMES B.
CASTLES HERITAGE ENDOWMENT
Center for Columbia River History