From the RNWR/Plankhouse:
The Cathlapotle Second Sunday Series continues with “David Douglas Among the Peoples of the Lower Columbia, 1825-1833″presented by Jack Nisbet at 12:30pm. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Scottish naturalist David Douglas depended on the hospitality of local people for his most successful collections. Chinookan families on the lower Columbia and north Willapa Bay not only guided and fed him, but also shared their knowledge of the landscape and created artifacts that he purchased and sent back to England. During the presentation Jack Nisbet will examine Douglas’s human relationships in the region by looking at the plants, animals and food that appear in the writings. Teacher and naturalist Jack Nisbet is the author of several works that explore the human and natural history of the Intermountain West. The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association named Nisbet’s most recent project, The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest, as one of their 2010 Books of the Year.
Starting at 1:30pm we will have tastings available from a traditional sturgeon bake coordinated by Greg Archuleta, member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and Greg Robinson, member of the Chinook Indian Nation. Tastings available as long as supplies last. There will also be children’s activities from 12-3:30pm. For more information contact Katie Harrison at Katie_Harrison@fws.gov or call 360-887-4106 or visit www.ridgefieldfriends.org.