Scheduled for 2024
Cedar and Sea Exhibit
The Maritime Culture of the Indigenous People of the Pacific Northwest Coast
The exhibit will explore how Pacific Northwest Indigenous People used their deep knowledge of the environment to harvest its natural wealth, developing sophisticated technologies that enabled them to create and maintain some of North America's most complex and rich cultures.
Working with distinguished Indigenous scholars, artists and craftspeople, archaeologists, and other experts, the Columbia River Maritime Museum will show how Indigenous People made and used tools and implements fashioned from stone, bone, shell, wood, and other natural materials. It will also feature the use of present-day materials used by the living descendants who continue to practice the traditional arts. These tools represent thousands of years of innovation by coastal Indigenous People from Yakutat, Alaska to southern Oregon.
Expected to open in 2024, this exhibit will present these technologies as living traditions through the voices of Indigenous People, showing their resilience as they blend old and new tools, technologies and knowledge to prosper in the face of continuing threats to traditional lifeway.
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