Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kalispel Encampment to Commemorate David Thompson

As part of an ongoing commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the initial encounter between explorer David Thompson and the native peoples of the northwest, there will be a Kalispel Encampment [PDF] June 24th through the 27th near the site of the original Kullyspel House in northern Idaho.

The four-day event will feature a teacher's workshop, educational activities, demonstrations of traditional skills, and a scholarly symposium titled “Tribes and Traders.”

For more details read the press release for the event or go to www.DavidThompson200.org to sign up.

Image: Detail from "Kalispel encampment with tepees among scattered trees" from the UW Digital Collections.]

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