Duwamish Native Foods--Now & Then--Native Food Engineering
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Seattle, WA
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Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle's Duwamish Tribe.  Doors open 12pm.  Cultural Program 1-3pm.  Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jay Miller, Anthropologist.   Shared Meal 3-4pm.  

Native Food Engineering.  Traditional Duwamish food engineering practices such as the use of fish weirs and management of clam beds and prairie lands increased food production while stewarding resources.  The shared knowledge of food engineering practices and tools--along with the concepts of seasonality and sustainability--are part of this traditional system.  

Guest Speaker:  DR. JAY MILLER

Jay Miller, Ph.D., author of Lushootseed Culture and the Shamanic Odyssey among other books, specializes in linguistics and coastal Salish people.

Rescues, Rants, and Researches: A Review of Jay Miller's Writings on Northwest Indien Cultures (Journal of Northwest Anthropology) (Volume 47) Paperback  January 30, 2014--$15.00 by Jay Miller (Author), Darby C. Stapp  (Editor), Kara N. Powers (Editor)

Jay Miller is an anthropologist in the old-school Americanist tradition, rescuing, researching, sharing, and writing about cultural contexts, archaeology, history, beliefs, kinship, lifeways, and languages of indigenous peoples across North America.

For over four decades, Jay has been especially prolific in the Pacific Northwest, where his record of publication includes several books, over 40 articles in professional journals, and numerous other contributions in smaller publications.

Many of these publications represent original research, while others present lost research of forefathers and foremothers found in the depths of university archives, attics, basements, and professional files. Augmenting these works is commentary on method, theory, practice, and politics.

Collectively his body of work provides a major contribution to Northwest Anthropology. The memoir is divided into seven major parts: Native Worlds, Kinship and Society, Biographies, Food Factors, and Knowledge Quest, Summing Up, and Appendixes, along with references cited and an index.  

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the DUWAMISH RIVER OPPORTUNITY FUND (DROF): Seattle Department of Neighborhoods & 4Culture.  Bi-monthly program, 2nd & 4th Sundays, June-July.

WHERE:  Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

WHEN:  June 14, 2015.  12-4pm.  Doors open at Noon.  Program starts at 1pm.

Enjoy Art Gallery & Exhibits & Waterfront Park beforehand.
Currently in the Duwamish Art Gallery.

1. Katherine Arquette:  Native Kaleidoscope Collection

Coastal Salish art conveying stories of connection & transformation.  Katherine Arquette is an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and a decent of the Duwamish Tribe-- a Great Grand Daughter of Julia Siddle whose baskets reside at the Burke Museum. She has a B.A. degree in Arts and Literature.

2.John Romero (Eastern Shoshone):  Contemporary and Traditional Native Fine Arts of the Future

"Although I mostly paint images of the Plains and Southwest, I have been introduced to a whole new life force in the Northwest and enjoy the various water creatures and The Great Journey of the Coastal Clans and Family's".


Coming by bus, bike, and foot---If you are coming to the Longhouse by Bus from Downtown Seattle take Route 21 to the stop at SW Chelan Ave. & SW Spokane and walk 1 block to West Marginal Way SW continue south exactly 1 mile. Walk or bike on the Duwamish Trail which is right next to the railroad tracks.

We are across the street from Herring House Park. For safety sake carefully cross the street at the entrance to the Park's parking lot to avoid tripping on the train tracks. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/schedules/021/map.html#.U4kYApjz_Io.facebook
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4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
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