Program 307

Program 307 – Artist’s Circle

Connie Graves

with Bruce Crespin

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Arlie Neskahi: In any culture, art may be described as the intersection of materials, knowledge and inspiration.  The materials of the traditional basket maker are often easy to find.  Inspiration comes to a select few.  And, knowledge — obtained over generations of experimentation — must be learned.   On today’s Artists Circle, we meet Grand Ronde basket maker Connie Graves, whose life illustrates these three principles of art.  Bruce Crespin has more.

Program 307 – Turtle Island Storytellers

Brent Merrill

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Brent Merrill: The story of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde as it exists today begins in the 1850s.

Arlie Neskahi: Today, we have heard a little about the ordeal of the many tribes that make up the Grand Ronde community.  In 1856, they were rounded up and marched across Oregon in the dead of winter.   On today’s Turtle Island Storytellers, tribal member Brent Merrill, descended from the Northern Paiute Tribe, tells the story of the Grand Ronde Trail of Tears.