The Benton County Historical Society invites one and all to view a special exhibit of Oregon's Native American heritage, Oregon Is Indian Country, showing April 2-30, 2009. One third of the travelling exhibit, titled "Federal Indian Policies" will be hosted at the museum. A second segment, titled "Traditions That Bind", will be hosted at The Valley Library on the OSU campus. The third segment, which will be hosted at the Corvallis Public Library, is titled "The Land".
Oregon Is Indian Country represents a groundbreaking project bringing all nine Oregon tribes together to present information never-before-assembled in one exhibit on contemporary indigenous cultures.
Oregon's Indian traditions will be inherent from many art forms including native voices, historical artifacts, photographs and more, producing a powerful exhibition.
Please join us for a special demonstration on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Alfred 'Bud' Lane III (Chetco, Lower Rogue, Shasta) a member of the Confedrated Tribes of Siletz Indians, will share items and information about Siletz traditional lifeways including information and items representative of Siletz basketry, traditional regalia, utilitarian art/everyday items.
Please join Warm Springs Bead Artist and OSU Alumnus Brigette Whipple at OSU's Valley Library:
Monday, April 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Valley Library's Willamette Industries seminar rooms.
Also please join Esther Stutzman, Kalapuya Storyteller, Friday, April 3, at 7:00 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library >>>