Yesteryears -- July 1, 2013

07.01.2013 Michelle Alaimo History

2008 - Tribal members visited Tomanowos during the annual pilgrimage to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Two Tribal Council members, seven Elders, family members, student interns and representatives from Cultural Resources and Education went on the trip.

2003 - Tribal Elder and longtime Tribal Council Chair Kathryn Harrison received an honorary degree from Portland State University in recognition of her commitment to public policy and Tribal government.

1998 - More than 2,000 rodeo fans visited the Grand Ronde Rodeo Grounds on June 20-21 for the third annual Spirit Mountain Stampede. Events included steer wrestling, calf roping, bull riding, breakaway, barrel racing and a clown act for children.

1993 - Mark Cook and Russ Leno were pictured preparing the powwow grounds for the 10th annual powwow set for Aug. 20-22. Vivian DeMary was hosting a craft class at the Depot building every Monday to help Tribal members work on their regalia.

1988 - Fifteen Tribal youth and members participated in a clamming excursion. They visited Netarts Bay to learn about the different varieties of clams and techniques for gathering them. Once they returned to Grand Ronde, they learned how to clean their catch and different ways to prepare them.

Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.