Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Edgefield History Pub

They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m event

Free

All ages welcome

About They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla

They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla

Presented by: Jennifer Karson Engum, atlas co-author and cultural anthropologist for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Troutdale Historical Society and McMenamins History

This ethno-geographic atlas of Native place names presents a compelling account of interactions between a homeland and its people, the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla, whose aboriginal territory spans the Columbia and Snake River and their tributaries from southeastern Washington to northeastern Oregon. A project of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), in association with Ecotrust, ?áw Pawá Láakni documents and describes over six hundred place names. Customized maps and the narrative that introduces and supports them paint a picture of a way of life. This meticulous assemblage of memory and meaning echoes cultural and geographical information that has all but disappeared from common knowledge.

About the Speaker:

Jennifer Karson Engum grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended University of California Santa Barbara, Claremont Graduate University and the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her doctorate in social anthropology in 2007. Her dissertation work in the repatriation of ethnographic knowledge and self-representation within tribal museums focused on Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. In 2006, she edited As Days Go By: Our History, Our Land, and Our People—the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. Ms. Karson Engum currently works as cultural anthropologist and NAGPRA Coordinator with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and is the NAGPRA consultant for Maxey Museum at Whitman College.

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp