White Bluffs Quilt Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage
This Program has been made possible by a grant from the City of Richland
and a Historic Preservation Grant from Benton County.
Our 2018 Celebration will begin with an exhibit at the Richland Library
October 1- 31, 2018
This exhibit includes a collection of quilt blocks designed to tell the story of the
Corps of Discovery as they searched for a continuous water route across the continent.
Lewis & Clark's mission was to map the entire route and record
as much data as they could about the flora, fauna and native peoples on their journey.
The expedition began on May 14, 1804 and ended September 23, 1806.
The exhibit includes Quilt blocks depicting the travel's of Lewis and Clark,
printed information describing the images and quotes from the Lewis and Clark Journal.
Baskets and Native American artifacts complete the exhibit.
White Bluffs Quilt Museum Native American Exhibit
October 1 - November 30, 2018
This exhibit will display Native American Artifacts and Textiles.
A very special "Thank You"
to the Wanapum People (the River People)
and the Yakama Nation for two very special dance presentations.
Thursday, October 18th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
A school presentation at White Bluffs for grades 4 through 6,
on the cultural significance and history
of the Native American Dances, Presented by Lela Buck
and a Social Dance Troupe from the Wanapum.
Saturday, October 20, 6:30 pm
A family presentation from the Yakama Nation that will include a performance and
slide show on the tribal dances, complete with dances and regalia,
at White Bluffs Quilt Museum. There are many stories and symbols that are reflected in
the Native American dances. These are only a few examples:
The eagle is a god like fowl of the air that many American Indians admired throughout our history.
The dance represents the ﬂight and movements throughout his life.
This dance varies from tribe to tribe. It primarily is performed in the southern pueblo tribes.
Is a socializing dance with a boy and a girl. It was a time for couple to dance
to the unique beat of the drum. Traditionally, the girls were to ask the boys to dance,
if the boy refused he had to pay with money or a gift.
The buﬀalo dance reminds our people of the great abundance
of food our Creator has provided. We dance to honor the Buﬀalo and his movements.
This dance is held in high regards to the Plains Indians, including the Comanche.
One morning a young elder was camping during the night in the cascade mountains.
She awoke to a beautiful noise near the waters.
As she went to the waters she saw swans singing together, songs of joys and happiness.
The Swans told her she can have these same feelings among her people.
The swans symbolize unity and love. Our Yakama people perform this dance.
These presentations are free and open to the public.
Western Thunder, Friday, October 26, 6:30 pm
The Collected Works of Frank McCarthy
Art reproductions synchronized to epic music.
A collection of 100 original works of art with an hour of music.
Frank McCarthy's artistic approach is not to create a historical document,
but a portrayal of a scene that has happened many times in many places in
the West. Each scene holds as much visual impact, detail, and action
as possible. Narration free – pure enjoyment. 58 minutes
Location: White Bluffs Quilt Museum
Encounters, Friday, November 2nd. 6:30 pm
The Art of Bev Doolittle, with Native Wood Flute Music by Werner John.
Bev Doolittle's work reflects her love of horses, passion for the natural world
and her affinity for the Native American's spiritual relationship to the land
No narration – pure enjoyment. 50 minutes
Location: White Bluffs Quilt Museum
| |A Bus Tour
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Depart Richland 9:30 am, Return 3:00 - 4:00 pm
After reaching the Pacific in November of 1805,
the Lewis & Clark Expedition camped near the confluence of the Walla Walla
and the Columbia Rivers, at Petit creek.
Here they met with Yellepit, the chief of the Walla Walla.
The tour will begin in Richland and travel to Dayton,
to view the Petit Creek Campsite,
a life size encampment in steel silhouette sculptures.
The bus will then take us to Walla Walla, for a museum tour, and lunch.
Additional stops at Whitman Museum (and tour).
Other historic points of interest will be confirmed.
Family friendly. Contact White Bluffs for reservations.