Program 305

Program 305 – Artist’s Circle

Thomas Morning Owl

Thomas Morning Owl. Courtesy Center for Columbia River History

Thomas Morning Owl

with Bruce Crespin

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Arlie Neskahi:
It is characteristic of Native people to artfully embellish the mundane, transforming everyday items into objects of beauty. Today, some Native people are given to learning an array of tribal skills, to help sustain their living culture. In today’s Artists Circle, Bruce Crespin talks with Thomas Morning Owl, a former general council chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indians. Thomas shares his outlook on Tribal arts, woven from the material of his many gifts and talents.

Program 305 – Turtle Island Storytellers

Marvin “Wish” Patrick

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Wish Patrick:
I was born in ah, 1929, December sixth on the Umatilla Reservation. That’s up on McKay Creek area— Hautme. Mc Kay Creek and Johnson Creek area was my sandbox, you might say, my big playgrounds.

Arlie Neskahi:
The experience of war leaves indelible scars not only in the body, but in the mind and the spirit. Today, we hear the true story of Marvin “Wish” Patrick, who returned from the Korean War haunted by those he had killed.