Program 308

Program 308 – Artist’s Circle

Fort Clatsop Canoe.

Fort Clatsop Canoe. Columbia River Photographic Journey.

Tony Johnson

with Bruce Crespin

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Arlie Neskahi:
By the time of Lewis and Clark, Chinook people had long established their role as “middlemen” between tribes throughout the lower Columbia and Northwest Coast regions. Their prominence in trade was, in part, due to their skill as boatsmen and their superior watercraft: the Chinook canoe. Lewis and Clark were highly impressed with, in Clark’s words, these “butiful” canoes, and they secured one through barter at their first opportunity. Today in the Artists Circle, Bruce Crespin will focus on Chinook canoe carver and tribal linguist Tony Johnson, who discusses the fine art of marine engineering.

Program 308 – Turtle Island Storytellers

Cliff Snider.

Cliff Snider. Trail Tribes.

Cliff Snider

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Cliff Snider:
Klahooya, everyone! My name is Cliff Snider and I am the honorary chief of the Chinook Indian Tribe.

My fourth great grandfather was Chief Concomly that met Lewis and Clark in 1805. Well, I always say they discovered the Lewis and Clark expedition at that particular time at the mouth of the Columbia River. And he was the most famous Chinook Indian chief of all time.