[Loscho_Enews] Snohomish Culture and History Program Nov. 19

Snocoheritage snocoheritage at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 12:09:07 PST 2017

*Snohomish Culture and History at the Floyd in Stanwood*

The life and legacy of William Shelton (1868-1938), the last hereditary
leader of the Snohomish people, will be the topic of the next *History &
Hors d’oeuvres on November 19, 2018 *at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
in Stanwood.

Senior Curator of Collections at Tulalip’s Hibulb Cultural Center, Tessa
Campbell, will present the story of this important figure in the history of
her people and explain the significance of the vast collections he and his
family left—gathered over three generations.

The program begins
​ Sunday afternoon​
at 4 p.m. with refreshments followed by Ms. Campbell’s talk.  The event is
free to the public although donations are welcome and encouraged.

William Shelton was a master carver who introduced story poles to the
Coastal Salish people of the Puget Sound in 1912 as a way to preserve the
traditions, culture and personal stories of his people which he
incorporated into his magnificent carvings.  His poles and talks before
school and community groups sought to build a bridge to the larger Anglo
society even as he invigorated enthusiasm for Native knowledge and way of
life.  That effort was later mirrored by his daughter Harriet Williams and
grandson Wayne Williams. The heritage that their family preserved is now
housed in the Hibulb Cultural Center at Tulalip.

For more information about the event call 360-629-6110 or e-mail
SAHSrh2 at aol.com.


Karen Prasse
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
snocoheritage at gmail.com

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