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Celebrating a cultural heritage

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2012

Mick Smith, left, gives advice to Rhienne Wheeler during a make-and-take arts class at the Native American Heritage Festival last Saturday at the Lincoln City Community Center. Dozens of visitors created their own Native American-style necklaces and bracelets from beads and shells at the free event.

While kids made Indian necklaces from seashells in a nearby room, anthropologist Rebecca Dobkins analyzed the work of Newport artist Rick Bartow during a discussion of northwest coast Native American art at Saturday’s Native American Heritage Festival in Lincoln City.

Crowds of enthusiastic people were immersed in the astonishing history of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, including anecdotes about a rare victory in the bloody Rogue River Wars that ended with the forced deportation by boat or forced march of natives to the Siletz Reservation.

For the complete article see the 11-14-2012 issue.

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