Friday, July 25, 2014
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to
announce the autumn 2012 In Their Footsteps free speakers series.  The
first program in this monthly series is 200 Years Downstream of Lewis and
Clark presented by Paul VanDevelder.  This is scheduled for Sunday,
September 16, at 1:00 p.m

Paul VanDevelder, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire,
Audubon Magazine and National Geographic Traveler, won a 2011 Oregon Book
Award for his book, Savages and Scoundrels:  The Untold Story of America’s
Road to Empire through Indian Territory.  His earlier book, Coyote Warrior:
One man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation was a finalist
for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for history.  Coyote
Warrior tells the story of the settlement of the North American continent
through the eyes of seven generations of a Mandan/Hidatsa family.  This
family hosted the Corps of Discovery at the Mandan Villages in the winter
of 1804.  VanDevelder is an investigative journalist, photographer, film
maker and screenwriter whose film, Journey to Medicine Wheel, won Best Film
honors from the American Indian Film Festival in 1998.  His books will be
available for purchase at this event which includes a book-signing.


Other upcoming In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:
-Sunday, October 21 –Salmon Canneries in the Columbia River Estuary by
Irene Martin
-Sunday, November 18 – Cold Weather Survival; A Way of Life by Frank Heyl
-Sunday, December 23 –Norwegian Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest by
Junius Rochester


This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park
Association and the park.  These programs are held in the Netul River Room
of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.


For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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