AIANTA Webinar – Voices Along the Lewis and Clark
May 25 @ 11:00 am CDT
Webinar: Voices Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
12 am Eastern
More than 200 years ago, Captain Merriweather Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on a three-year journey to map the western portion of the United States and to expand trade with Indian tribes along the route. In 1999-2006, the National Park Service conducted an unprecedented outreach effort to involve tribes in Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemoration and to incorporate their stories into this historic event. The program culminated in presentations from more than 400 Native storytellers, artists, musicians, historians, scholars and leaders in the Tent of Many Voices. Now, 20 years later, the National Park Service has partnered with AIANTA to build on this success and continue to identify places where travelers can explore the history, heritage and cultures of the tribes along the Trail. During this webinar, celebrated Nez Perce culture bearers Otis Halfmoon and Allen Pinkham will share some of the tribal perspectives of the Bicentennial and how the commemoration continues to drive collaboration and conversations. They will discuss how they have interpreted tribal stories to the public and the importance of participating in and presenting tribal voices in the retelling of history and how this can help drive economic growth through cultural heritage tourism.