History and Culture of Willamette Falls, once a major Native fishery and cultural center.

Air date: 
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Paul Roland talks with three guests about the past, present and future of a special place.

Join host Paul Roland as he speaks by phone with David Lewis, Tribal Historian, Museum Coordinator and cultural liaison of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Chairman of the Oregon Heritage Commission; and in studio with Spider Moccasin, musician and Warms Springs tribal member (Wasco); and Roxandra Pennington, Events Coordinator of the Museum of the Oregon Territories. On Saturday, the Museum of the Oregon Territory presents "Willamette Falls: Where the Future Began," a day of new exhibits, crafts, music arts and cultural history in Oregon City. 

Willamette Falls was a major fishery and center of Native culture for centuries. David Lewis knows its history and that of the people who lived, fished and traded there. Join us for an in-depth and lively discussion on the indigenous and settler history of Willamette Falls and surrounding region. Willamette Falls also became a major industrial center in the development of Euro-American culture of the lower Willamette River. Spider Moccasin, who will perform at Saturday's event, will share a song or two and talk about his experience in Oregon and Portland. 


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