CHM Event

Tribal Open House

All Day
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery

Yuwiititomeu hewilts (sharing our path)

Hosted by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Please join the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians for an open house! Visitors will have the opportunity to learn from tribal representatives and scholars about the Tribes’ history, art, lifeways, and contemporary efforts to protect resources and maintain cultural resilience. Examples of tools, languages, and artworks will be provided, with opportunities for individual or small-groups discussions with tribal members. Don’t miss the closing ceremony, complete with traditional stories, songs, and prayer.

Patricia Whereat-Phillips (Patty) is a Miluk Coos Descendent and enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. She was raised on Kentuck Slough with an understanding and an interest in her tribal history. Patty studied biology at Oregon State University and linguistics at University of Oregon. She has been passionately striving ever since to restore the knowledge of ethnobotany and native languages to her tribal people. Through this journey, Patty has become a talented traditional story teller.

This event is free and open to the public. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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All events subject to change.