Winter Speaker Series at Nez Perce National Historical Park
LAPWAI, Idaho – Each month this winter Nez Perce National Historical Park will host a guest speaker to discuss topics related to change and western influence on the Nez Perce people.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Vignettes and Backstories...The Intermediary: William Craig Among the Nez Perces – Lin Tull Cannell
Lin Tull Cannell will discuss the life of frontiersman and fur trapper William Craig. Cannell utilizes photographs of people and landscapes from Craig’s life to visually tell the story of when European and Native American cultures came together in the Rocky Mountains and Interior Northwest.
Saturday, February 8, 2020 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Henry Spalding, Cultural Change, and Competing Memories – Chris Schlect
Chris Schlect will recount the time Henry Spalding spent amongst the Nez Perce. Spalding was a missionary who lived through an era of profound change for the Nez Perce people. Spalding’s role as an agent of change is discussed from multiple perspectives.
Saturday, March 21, 2020 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Coming Home: The Campaign of the Nez Perce Tribe to Restore the Spalding-Allen Collection – Trevor J. Bond
Trevor J. Bond’s presentation follows the Spalding-Allen Collection’s journey back to the Nez Perce Homeland after decades away and threat of sale. Bond will also discuss the ethics of acquiring, curating, and selling Native American cultural history.