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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER March 2012 Free Art Describes Five Different Era’s on the Life of the Chehalis People “Telling The Tribal Story With Art” Walking into the redesigned activities, such as the annual Lobby of the Eagle’s Landing canoe journey, the Elders’ trip Hotel, you are greeted by an to Hawaii, preschoolers planting 11 foot high panel of red cedar trees, and the building of the painted and carved to depict the Hotel. Chehalis Tribe’s story of how Jay May, Project Manager, Grand Mound came to be. On said, “I was asked to gather the the opposing side is another 11 initial series of pictures and foot tall red cedar panel telling information used to generate the Tribal story of how Rainbow these art pieces, but I am in awe Falls came to be. at the effort and professionalism In fact, the décor of the hotel that has gone into the fnal has become a repository, products. The work of the depicting many stories that development team, the selection were told verbally for decades committee, and the artists and will continue to be passed themselves are impressive. I down among the Chehalis am proud of sharing the tribe’s tribal families. The hotel’s new heritage which will lead to a art pieces capture these tribal greater understanding as I walk stories. Thus, the Chehalis Cedar “Story Boards” were placed in the main lobby of around our expanded hotel.” Tribe’s stories will be enjoyed the Eagle’s Landing Hotel. Pictured (L) is Master Carver, The hotel staff invite you to not only by Tribal members, Andy Anderson with his story board “The Story of Grand come and experience this latest but by the many visitors to the Mound.” Pictured (R) is Master Carver, Andrea Wilbur- addition to our tribe. reservation. Sigo with her story board “The Story of Rainbow Falls.” During the initial planning for Adamson. This resulted in the The next phase of the Artist’s: the expansion of the Eagle’s telling of two major Tribal assignment to tell the Tribe’s „ Shaun Peterson, “Creation Landing Hotel, the Tribe’s stories: the creation of Grand story was to use the art in each Story of the Chehalis Tribe.” Business Committee elected to Mound and Rainbow Falls is of the hotel rooms to tell the Five Glass Story Panels in direct signifcant energy to tell depicted in the red cedar story story of the Tribe’s economic Corridor the Tribe’s story through a series panels. The creation of the and educational advances up „ Andy Peterson and Ruth of art related projects to be world is depicted in the fve to the present. It was decided Peterson. “Story of Grand displayed in the Hotel. glass panels in the corridor to continue the large poster art Mound.” Cedar Story Panel in Thus, the frst phase the Hotel that connects the new wing to work used when the original Lobby Expansion Planning Team was the main lobby. This work will Eagle’s Landing Hotel was „ Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, “Story to derive historic Tribal legends consist of a three-dimensional opened. Instead of portraying of Rainbow Falls.” Cedar telling the long-term story of the multi-media glass wall 40 foot the traditional activities such as Story Panel in Lobby Chehalis Tribe. These legends long telling the story pictorially. basket weaving, berry picking „ Paul Lanquist of PAL Posters. were interpreted by Dr. Jay In addition, recordings have and fshing that was done for the Twelve Original Posters. Miller, Ph.D., primarily from been procured telling the stories south wing of the Hotel, these Pictures in Hotel Rooms. the stories found in “Folktales in English, as well as in the room pictures would depict the (Custom Framing by Paul of the Coast Salish” by Thelma Chehalis tribal language. Tribe undertaking present day Eubanks).
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