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Rock Island Rapids of the Columbia

Rock Island Rapids of the Columbia

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
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While Edward Curtis’ mission was to document the lives of American Indians, Wenatchee’s own Columbia River Archaeological Society focused on a singular island, destined to disappear behind the Columbia’s first dam in 1931. Rock Island rapids was one of the great fisheries of the Columbia – a place of deafening sound that shook you to the bone. To Native Peoples, the island was and remains holy, made sacred by generations of Ancestors who travelled across the river’s swift channels to seek life-altering visions. Join William Layman and Randy Lewis to watch Rock Island reemerge before your eyes.

This event will begin at 7 p.m.