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Leslie Lincoln, presenting Native Salish Canoes and Tribal Journeys

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Leslie Lincoln will present on Native Salish Canoes and Tribal Journeys — a history. In the 1980s, Leslie actively supported efforts to bring back Native Canoe Culture. She was in the forefront of the Paddle to Seattle in 1989, gathering Native Oral Histories, archival photographs and more.

Under the Center for Wooden Boat’s encouragement she learned to take and draw naval architectural Lines Drawings of representative Native Cedar Dugout Canoes and then wrote COAST SALISH CANOES which remains of enduring value two decades later.

For the last twenty years she’s worked with the US Merchant Marine as a Radio Electronics Officers shipping around the world.

Taught by her father at age 8, Leslie learned to sail their tiny homebuilt boat. This love for the connection of vessels on the water has sustained her whole life. Leslie studied Northwest Coast Culture at the University of Washington and received her Masters in Anthropology/ Sociology & Museum Studies from the University of British Columbia.

This event is free with paid admission to the Seaport.


March 17
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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