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Lifeways Workshop “Make Your Own” Pendleton Moccasin

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Make Your Own” Pendleton Moccasins
$115 per person
This 6 hour hands on project is guided by a Coeur d’Alene Tribal member. All the materials will be provided to complete a pair of moccasins for yourself and you will receive a meal during the workshop!
The importance of Pendleton material:
Prior to the time of contact we provided for ourselves by natural means. Robes were made from materials in our environment such as hides and fur. The Coeur d’Alene people experienced their first contact with the non-natives in 1806. It wasn’t until 3 years later we had an introduction to trade. The first fur traders known to the Coeur d’Alene were members of the Northwest Company, David Thompson who was a partner in the company. Thompson and his men built the Kullyspell House. September 1809 on Pend Oreille Lake near Hope Idaho. The introduction of trade goods changed the use of traditional materials. “Trade blankets” began to replace hide and fur robes.
The Pendleton blanket and Pendleton material is a commercially made product. However, Native American’s embrace its use. The use and exchange of Pendleton material is important to our culture. Pendleton is a highly valued material to us and is used in many aspects of our ceremonies. We gift Pendleton to celebrate in our give-away ceremonies, births, marriages, name-giving’s, and as part of our funerary services.


Coeur d’Alene Casino Hotel Resort
37914 S. Nukwalqw
Worley, ID United States
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