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Lifeways Workshop “Make Your Own” Pendleton Moccasin
March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$115 per person
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.