Grand Coulee Dam: The Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures
Grand Coulee Dam: Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures is a K-12 teacher workshop that explores the history of Grand Coulee Dam as a landmark of contested narratives. One narrative celebrated the social, economic, and cultural power of modernity. The other focused on the loss of indigenous cultural identities and practices. Participants will unpack these themes in discussion with experts, site visits, and through oral histories, art, song, and photographs. The workshop will equip teachers with analytical frameworks to guide their humanities and social science students in conversations on how social groups experience and interpret transformative changes of the landscape.