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22nd Annual Nez Perce Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony

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Join the Nez Perce Tribe in their annual memorial to remember Chief Redheart’s band, who were imprisoned for eight months without cause at Fort Vancouver in 1877-78. The 22nd Annual Nez Perce Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony will take place on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 10:00 AM to noon.

Each year Nez Perce tribal members travel to important historical sites to conduct memorials. This event honors Chief Redheart’s band with singing, the Riderless Horse Ceremony, Sacred Pipe Ceremony and recognition of veterans.

After the ceremony, the public is invited to attend a traditional Native American meal, prepared and served by Bow and Arrow Culture Club located in the Artillery Barracks at 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver.

There is no admission charge. Donations are welcome. Refreshments at the ceremony provided by Meals on Wheels.

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