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Native American Heritage Month

November 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Native American Heritage Month formally recognizes the history, heritage, and culture of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
Fort Nisqually was established in 1833 by the Hudson’s Bay Company at Nisqually Delta on the traditional lands of the Sequalitchew Nisqually People. It was later reconstructed on the traditional lands of the Puyallup People. Coast Salish people have lived on and stewarded these lands since the beginning of time. The image above, included in our current exhibit Artists of Fort Nisqually, is courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum is a depiction of the diverse communities of Fort Nisqually circa 1845-46.
“This land was a part of Indian Country. The men of the Hudson’s Bay Company were guests here.” – Cecelia Svinth Carpenter, Nisqually Historian
Help Plan our Final Panel: November 11Learn More:
Fort from Home Puget Sound Treaty War Panel. An award-winning series that advances native voices in the telling of Puget Sound history. The program covers the signing of the Medicine Creek Treaty, the Treaty War, and its aftermath.
Join us as we continue the conversation. The award winning Puget Sound Treaty War Panel series resumes on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 6pm.
The Puget Sound Treaty War ended in 1856 but the battles continued – in fishing wars, boarding schools, land settlements, tribal sovereignty and in tribal stewardship and memory. The final panel in the series involves a range of perspectives, and looks toward the lasting impacts of these historic battles. And we want to hear from you.
Attendees are asked to submit their questions on the lasting legacy of the Treaty War in advance of this program. Email submissions to: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com or submit anonymously here.
Help Plan our Final Panel: November 11
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. This online exhibit by the National Museum of the American Indian tells the story of the relationship between Native Nations and the United States through eight treaties, including the Medicine Creek Treaty.
To learn more about regional tribes:
puyaləpabš (Puyallup): http://www.puyallup-tribe.com/ourtribe
Squaxin Island Tribe: https://squaxinisland.org
Help Plan our Final Panel: November 11


November 11, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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