Free Public Lecture on Nez Perce Culture

July 8 7:00 PM Lewis-Clark Center for Arts and History, 415 Main Street, Lewiston. 888-345-5346 cindy@idahohumanities.org Website
The Idaho Humanities Council will offer a lecture by Nez Perce cultural ethnographer Josiah Pinkham on Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., at the Lewis-Clark Center for Arts and History, 415 Main Street, Lewiston. The evening lecture is part of a two-day workshop for K-12 teachers exploring Idaho Territorial History (1863-1890), made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, with support from the Idaho Education Association. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Josiah Pinkham is a cultural ethnographer who grew up on the Nez Perce reservation in Lapwai, and who comes from a long line of cultural leaders and interpreters, going back to the Nez Perce War of 1877. He frequently makes presentations on the history and culture of the Nez Perce, including telling stories of the tribe's origins, songs, dance, and more recent history, employing storytelling and sharing an array of artifacts, beadwork, craftwork, clothing, tools, and other objects of significance to the Nez Perce story.

The workshop for teachers in Lewiston is one of four teacher workshops being offered around the state by the Idaho Humanities Council in June and July.

The IHC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting greater public awareness and appreciation of the humanities, and deepening understanding of human experience by connecting people with ideas. The council meets its mission by offering grants and a variety of other programs to organizations throughout the state. Every year, the Council offers summer institutes and workshops for K-12 teachers. Past institutes have explored the presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, Native American literature, the works of Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway, the history of the Cold War, the history of the Supreme Court, and many other topics.

For more information about the IHC or the evening presentation, contact IHC at 888-345-5346; or check IHC's website at www.idahohumanities.org.
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