The Way They Lived: Nez Perce Art Exhibit

The Way They Lived:

The Wal-lum-wat-kin Band of Chute-pa-lu, or Nez Perces

Exhibit Running June 3-24, 2017

Known more popularly as the “Joseph” or “Wallowa” Band of the Nez Perce. This month we honor the Indians who lived here for millennia and their descendants. The exhibit includes historic photos from the Nez Perce National Historical Park, the University of Idaho Library’s digital photo collection, and the Wallowa History Center. Nez Perce historian and long-time tribal official, Allen Pinkham, Sr. will give words to the exhibit at its June 3 opening, and Brown Bags and workshops throughout the month will continue the celebration. The month concludes with display and sale of contemporary Indian art.


Saturday, June 3, 4:00 p.m. —The exhibit of historic photos in the Main Gallery opens.

7:00 p.m. — Allen Pinkham Sr. talk at Center: “The Way We Lived”


Tuesday, June 13, noon, Brown Bag: Roger Magee  “The Indian Flute”


Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18 –Cece Whitewolf workshop: “Tule and Cattail mats and Baskets”


Tuesday, June 20, noon, Brown Bag:  Nez Perce Fisheries “Lamprey Return”


Tuesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 22 –Workshop 4-6 p.m “Looming with Beads”



Tuesday, June 21, noon. Brown Bag: “The Plateau Indian Cradleboard”


Friday, June 23 – Exhibit comes down and Indian art for sale goes up



Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Contemporary Plateau Indian Art on display



Art Sale –-4 p.m.