“A student asked me, ‘I can’t tell if this story is optimistic or pessimistic.’ I responded, ‘It’s pessimistic, because it’s about living with loss. And it’s optimistic because it’s about living with loss. I can’t explain it any other way.'”
He was born an outcast—until a single act changed his life, and the whole of the Pacific Northwest.
Just a half mile from her house, Llyn De Danaan stumbled across a gravestone that changed the course of her research. Now she is teaching others how to discover the history all around them.
As part of 40 Years of Washington Stories, we look back at the Speakers Bureau (formerly Inquiring Mind) presentations of Harvest Moon on Coastal Salish culture, which toured the state in the 1990s and 2000s.
Speakers Bureau’s Michael Schien discusses his presentation Bones Beneath Our Feet: The Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-56, including the bloody conflict that led up to the trial, and ultimate execution, of Chief Leschi of the Nisqually tribe.
The annual festival brings together local community with canoe races, storytelling and a celebration of Native tradition. This year, the festival comes to Coupeville this Saturday (May 10).
In our second Top 10 list, film scholar Lance Rhoades shares some of the most influential films made by First Nations or American Indian artists, like Smoke Signals, Powwow Highway and more.