History in your Backyard - A Coast Salish Woman’s Life on Oyster Bay

July 7, 2016

“So many stories, all changing by the minute, all swirling and braiding and weaving and spinning and stitching themselves one to another,” writes Brian Doyle in the novel Mink River. These words could just as well apply to LLyn De Danaan’s book Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman’s Life on Oyster Bay, about a pioneering Native woman whose extraordinary life swayed wildly between triumphs and tragedies. The book forms the foundation of her Speakers Bureau talk “History in your Backyard,” a discussion of how she discovered this local history and how chance, perseverance, and interpretive storytelling can lead you to find fascinating history in your own community. Her talk shows the people and the artifacts that helped “stitch” Gales story together, and helps guide you in uncovering your own "backyard" tale.

Funded project of Humanities Washington.  Humanities Washington is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:00 pm

Contact: Humanities Washington Phone: (206) 682-1770
Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
United States
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