[Loscho_Enews] First Neighbors: Interpretive Signs

Snocoheritage snocoheritage at gmail.com
Wed May 29 08:16:11 PDT 2013

First Neighbors: Interpretive Signs Honor the Earliest Inhabitants of Our

The public is invited to the dedication of three interpretive panels
depicting the early culture and history of the Snohomish Peoples.
Wednesday June 5th, 2013 at 5pm
140 Alverson Boulevard, Everett WA

This place has always mattered. For millennia humans have thrived on the
shores of the Salish Sea giving rise to it being called “Land of a Thousand
Fires” referring to the many campfires which filled the night skies with
twinkling lights.
The late Hank Gobin, and his committed talented staff at the Hibulb
Cultural Center provided source material for artist Jim Englehardt’s
beautiful renditions of life on Pt. Gardner Bay and the Snohomish Estuary
and River.
The installation invites the viewer to understand why this was the living
hub of the region for trade, security and alliances. Since children were a
focal point of these communities, each sign has a segment geared especially
to children.
The Overlook: Eye of the Region shows the locations of historic villages
and encampments with names written in Lushootseed and links to a
contemporary map. Hibulb Village: The Heart of the Region portrays how the
year-round settlement at the foot of the bluff may have looked including
the canoes, longhouses and cedar palisade The RIver: Lifeblood of the
Region describes the daily life of families as they benefitted from and
cared for the bounty of the natural world.
This illuminating project is a collaboration between the Northwest
Neighborhood Association and Historic Everett. It was made possible thanks
to the generosity of The Tulalip Tribes, the City of Everett Parks
Department and Cultural Commission.

Annie Lyman
annielyman1230 at yahoo.com
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