North Coast Traditional Indian Plant Medicine and Use
Here, in what is now known as Clatsop County, there is a rich heritage of traditional use of native plants and animals for nourishment, medicine and textiles. The forests, tidelands and meadows of northwest Oregon continue to offer up a plethora of bounties for those who know where, when, and how to look. From the many uses of eulachon oil to the knowledge of which tree buds can be used as a healing salve, this month’s Nature Matters forum will reveal the natural world around you from the traditions of those who have lived here for thousands of years.
Nature Matters: Where Nature and Culture Meet
A lively monthly conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the third Thursdays of the month, August through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, OR. The series delves into the many ways that human beings look to the natural world for inspiration, sustenance and survival - the intersection of nature and culture. The collaborative series is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, North Coast Land Conservancy and the North Coast Watershed Association in partnership with the Fort George and are free to the public.
Tools of Survival: Firearms and Edged Weapons of the Corps of Discovery 1PM Sunday, April 13, 2014
Michael Carrick will be sharing vignettes of adventure from the trail, woven around incidents involving muskets, rifles, pistols, swords, espontoons, and artillery. Carrick’s talk will cover Meriwether Lewis’ innovative air rifle. He will be showing an air pump and reservoir kit of the type issued to Austrian army soldiers of the period. Lewis likely had a similar kit for his air rifle.
In Their Footsteps Lecture Series
On the third Sunday, September through May at 1:00 PM, this speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.
Did You Know?
In 1958 Fort Clatsop National Memorial was authorized to commemorate the culmination and winter quarters of the Corps of Discovery.