Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Party Party, Ice Cream Social in the Library

We planned this social to celebrate our 5001st item in the collection. And already we are up to 5083.

Please come visit the library at/after lunchtime on Tuesday, June 29th. We'll be having one of our famous ice-cream socials. Ice cream, toppings, good books to admire. Come any time between 11:30AM and 3 PM.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Stuff Inside Books

The Education Director/Librarian from Hoh was visiting our library. We asked him what print materials about Hoh he knew of, as we could only think of the chapter in Jacilee Wray's Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula: Who We Are, and Chelsie Papiez' masters thesis for Evergreen College, Climate Change Implications for the Quileute and Hoh Tribes of Washington: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessing Climatic Disruptions to Coastal Indigenous Communities.

He told us there were also chapters about Hoh elders in Wisdom's Daughters: Conversations With Women Elders of Native America by Steve Wall, and Wisdomkeepers : meetings with Native American spiritual elders by Harvey Arden.

To get the most out of the materials we have, it appears, we need to know what's inside every item. Which to a surprising extent one or another of us does, but suppose the person who knows isn't around? We can put subject headings on the records to point to the material of local interest. But this might give a seriously false impression: no, Wisdomkeepers is not only or even mostly about the Hoh, there are also chapters about elders from 15 other tribes around the country. Each of the Peninsula tribes has a chapter in Wray's book. We could start rummaging and adding scads of subject headings: Charles Wilkinson's Blood Struggle : The rise of modern Indians has a heap of material about the Quinault. Alvin Ziontz's memoir has a lot of material about the Makah. Shall we (inconsistently) add headings, making the collection (inconsistently) more useful? Do you see? It's like heading down a rabbit hole.

    

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Interesting Reading

Monday, June 14, 2010

Canoe Journey Soon

The route map for the Paddle to Makah has been posted on their website. Go directly to the site for an enormous PDF version of the map. Here is a small image:

There are going to be a LOT of canoes here on July 16th and 17th...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

River in the News

Indian Country Today has an article about the Elwha dam removal.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Billy Frank, Jr., in the News

An important editorial by Billy Frank, Jr., from the Bellingham Herald: Port Susan cleanup a victory for treaty rights.

Ice Cream Social/OpenHouse/5000 Books

Party, party, party to celebrate of 5001st item in the collection. Please come visit the library at/after lunchtime on Tuesday, June 29th. We'll be having one of our famous ice-cream socials. Ice cream, toppings, good books to admire. Come any time between 11:30AM and 3 PM.