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#11 Destination: The Pacific
Clatsop County, Oregon; and Pacific County, Washington
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s wet and miserable 1805-1806 winter camp in Chinook and Clatsop country, Destination: The Pacific was held in November 2005, in the rain, at the Mouth of the Columbia River.
The event, presented by Clatsop County, Oregon, and Pacific County, Washington, included extensive programming by the Chinook Indian Tribe, the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes and Fort Clatsop National Memorial.
Tribal programming includes:
Opening Ceremony: Clatsop-Nehalem welcome by Chairman Joe Scovell, blessing by Dick Basch (direct descendant of Chief Coboway), tribal flag procession, honor song, veterans honor dance.
Sacagawea, York and the Vote at Station Camp: Amy Mossett (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara) as Sacagawea, Hasan Davis (as York).
Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes Past, Present & Future: Multi-faceted program featuring tribal elders and storytellers.
Hollywood vs. History: Amy Mossett (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara), Rod Ariwite
(Lemhi Shoshone), share stories about Sacagawea.
Clatsop-Nehalem Potlatch: Seaside, Oregon.
Dedication Ceremony for Clatsop-Nehalem Ocean-going Canoe, “Dragonfly.”
Chinook Potlatch: Chinook, Washington.
Dedication of the Confluence Project: Sculptor Maya Lin and Native advisors.
Columbia Pacific Native American Guide is published by the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park and Destination: The Pacific
Corps of Discovery II: 200 Years to the Future.