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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Memory Wall

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The wall features an elegant salon-style series of framed images of tribal members. On this wall of honor, they are points of remembrance and recall of those who have gone before. Printing: Infinity Graphics Frame Matte Assembly and Installation: Formations Inc

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Shade Structure “Family”

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Built by the Wanapum it is based on a traditional Wanapum structure, and is an area where traditional activities can be taught or illustrated.  The area is backed by a large back-lit montage of children and families.         Willow Branches: Niche Design Specialized Lighting Effects: CPS Electronics Ltd

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Remembering Our Teachings Theater

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A purpose-made three-screen production is the main feature of this multi-use theater. In this production all the themes present in the exhibit are brought together and expressed by individual Wanapum. The walls of the theater hold sayings important to them and the entrance/exit corridors feature the animals that are part of the Wanapum life.   […]

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Change and Adaptation

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Living in two worlds is the challenge for the Wanapum. They strive to take the best within their community and the world outside and blend the two together. Outside influences can be dangerous to cultural identity and to individual lives. They can also be forces for good. Or they can be both good and bad […]

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Chiawana Gallery

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Both a place of peace and a break in intensity of the exhibit and the modern world. This gallery offers a refuge and the opportunity for grounding. Chiawana means River People, which the Wanapum are. Natural materials, including a basalt floor and a wood bench furnished by the river, provide a quiet refuge to contemplate […]

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