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Canoe Life Talks at the Clark County Historical Museum

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Southwest Washington is full of rich history. Join the Clark County Historical Museum for their 2019 First Thursday Speaker Series starting on Thursday, July 11th.

This week’s topic will be “Canoe Life and Lords of the Inland Waters”. Doors open for the event at 5:00 PM with the speaker starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 18 and free with CCHM membership. Arriving early is encouraged as space is limited and seating is first-come-first-serve.

The presentation will be presented by Tanna Engdahl, Cowlitz Tribe Spiritual Leader, and Sam Robinson, Chinook Indian Nation Vice Chairman.

“Lords of the Inland Waters” as presented by Engdahl, “Centuries before European arrival, the Cowlitz designed and created the perfect river transporter: cruiser and freighter rolled into one. We still have a tribal carver whose hands are guided by the Ancestors.” Presenting “Canoe Life: Traveling with Our Ancestors”, Robinson’s presentation “will recount his experiences in the canoe, including ceremonies and tribal stories”.

The mighty Columbia served as the main mode of travel for the Chinook and Cowlitz Tribes. They built relationships with those along the way that were very important to their way of life. It is a great honor to have representation from the Southwest Washington Native American Nations to share their ancestor’s stories of our region’s history with the community.

For more information on this event, visit Clark County Historical Museum First Thursday: Canoe Life and Lords of the Inland Waters 

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