Learn Local History Online With Russel Barsh

Skagit potlatch house, Whidbey Island, 1902. Contributed Photo

By SJIL

The San Juan Island Library will host a virtual Know Your Islanders event titled “Russel Barsh: The Land We Stand On,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7.

Thousands of Indigenous peoples already lived in the San Juan Islands millennia before the Pig War, building wood villages and sail canoes, clearing fields for camas cultivation, and raising vast flocks of dogs for their wooly hair.

Join Russel Barsh in exploring how this shaped the landscapes and ecology of the islands in ways that we can still see, honor and learn from today.

To register, email bpratt@sjlib.org.

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 4:30 am by

Categories: Education, History
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