PULLMAN, Wash. – Jeanne Eder, a 2000 graduate of Washington State University with a doctoral degree in history, will give an interpretation of the only female and Native American member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Vancouver, Pendleton, Ore., and Lewiston, Idaho, Nov. 16-19.
“We wanted to contribute to the public’s interest in Lewis and Clark by drawing attention to the American Indian role in the expedition,” said Roger Schlesinger, chair of the WSU history department.
The free programs, which include audience discussion and a reception following, are open to the public. Titled “Sacagawea/Sacajawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition: American Indian Perspectives” they are sponsored by the WSU history department and the Center for Columbia River History.
Dates and Locations are as follows:
Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Washington State University Vancouver, Student Services Auditorium, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.,
Historian William Lang of
Local Publicity: Jessica Lightheart, WSU Vancouver, (360)546-9602
Local arrangements: Mary Wheeler, Center for Columbia River History, (360) 258-3289
Nov. 18, 2 p.m.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
72789 U.S. Highway 331
Author Mary Clearman Blew of the University of
Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Nez Perce historian Allen Pinkham Sr. and historian Orlan Svingen of WSU will accompany
Local publicity: Gary Lindsey, WSU College of Liberal Arts, (509) 335-8522, email@example.com
Local arrangements: Deborah Snyder, LCSC, , (208) 792-2726
The Center for Columbia River History is a consortium of the Washington State Historical Society,