Mount St. Helens as a Traditional Cultural Property

Mount St. Helens as a Traditional Cultural Property with Nathan Reynolds, Ecologist, Cowlitz Tribe

In September of 2013, Mount St. Helens, (also known as Lawetlat’la) was listed on the National Register of Historic places as a Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and other Tribes. The mountain is a cultural landscape central to the oral traditions, geography, and identity of the native peoples of the area. Join us as Cowlitz Tribal ecologist Nathan Reynolds explains traditional Indian beliefs about the mountain, traditional uses of montane habitats, and details the nomination process, which took several years and was a collaborative effort between the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Cowlitz Indian Tribe. This is only the second TCP listing in Washington State, and the 23rd nationwide.  It will be an fascinating evening of culture, history and geology!

When and Where: Tuesday, November 19th at Loowit Brewing in Vancouver and Thursday, November 21st at the Hop n’ Grape Smokehouse Pub in Longview. Doors at 5:00pm, presentations start at 6:30pm.

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