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October 01, 2004

Northwest Native Survival Strategies: Exploring Archaeology

Sun., October 24,
10 am – 4 pm

Seattle— Would you have what it takes to survive in the Pacific Northwest – if you lived thousands of years ago? What would you eat? Where would you sleep? What would you do when the weather turned bad? Find out at the Northwest NativeSurvival Strategies family program at the Burke Museum on Sun., Oct. 24 from 10 am to 4 pm. This year, the popular annual event focuses on Northwest Coast Native American survival strategies, with displays and activities covering the variety of survival skills and tactics implemented thousands of years ago.

Do a mock archaeology dig! A highlight of the day includes a mock archaeology dig, where participants will have a chance to use real field equipment to excavate, record, and interpret artifacts.Also, listen to stories from Native Puyallup storyteller Roger Fernandes as he shares tales about the Southern Duwamish people, including the story of North Wind’s Fishing Weir, which conveys cultural wisdom about how indigenous people have long tracked the changes in seasons. Archaeologists-in-the-know will also be readily available to answer questions.


The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, on the University of Washington campus. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm Thursday. Admission is $8 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum,org.

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