THE LEWIS & CLARK, RIVER OF NO RETURN SUMMER TOUR ~ July 7-17, 2019

Authors, scholars & entertainers

Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) and Lemhi Shoshone leaders teach, interpret and tell stories
of their people and “the meeting of two cultures” as it was handed down to them from their ancestors.

Everyone who has ever experienced the sheer joy of learning from one great teacher knows the difference the right words, knowledge and passion can intrigue. This summer’s Lewis & Clark Tour brings you two such amazing educators Allen Pinkham . Present day leaders, scholars and educators of two of the most prominent Native American nations noted in the Lewis & Clark Journals that with out their

encountered and chose to assist the wayfayers through their country. Meet two great scholars, both descendants of prominent Native Americans that are mentioned in the Lewis & Clark Journals, both eager to share the oral history handed down through the ages to them from ancestors, through the land their families meet “the expedition” , through the land you also will adventure.

 Lewis & Clark, RIVER OF NO RETURN Summer Tour 2019:  Allen Pinkham Sr. ~ Respected tribal statesman of the Nez Perce nation will be your lead scholar for the duration of your tour. Great great grand nephew of Chief Joseph, descendant of Red Bear and Cut Nose both mentioned in the L&C journals. Co-author with Steve Evans LEWIS AND CLARK AMONG THE NEZ PERCE  Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu

Lewis & Clark, RIVER OF NO RETURN Summer Tour 2019:
Allen Pinkham Sr. ~ Respected tribal statesman of the Nez Perce nation will be your lead scholar for the duration of your tour. Great great grand nephew of Chief Joseph, descendant of Red Bear and Cut Nose both mentioned in the L&C journals. Co-author with Steve Evans LEWIS AND CLARK AMONG THE NEZ PERCE Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu

ALLEN PINKHAM

Tribal historian and storyteller, Allen Pinkham, is Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) and great great grandnephew of Chief Joseph. His Mother, Annett Black Eagle, is a descendent of the Red Bear Band. His Father, Alex Pinkham, is a descendent of Alpowa (Chief Timothy) Band. Originally the tribe was geographically located on 13 million acres of land in N. Central Idaho, NE Oregon and SE Washington. Today, the tribe is on 750,000 acres of land in N. Central Idaho, just west of the heart of the Rockies and the Bitterroot Mountains.

Allen’s accomplishments and memberships include: Board of Trustees and Secretary, National Museum of the American Indian at Smithsonian Institution; National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial; Idaho Governors Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee; founding Chairman, Chief Joseph Foundation; Vice-Chairman, Nez Perce Tribal Health Board; Chairman, Cultural Committee of the Wisdom Keepers; board member of Morning Star Foundation; presenter/speaker at Executive Leadership of Political and Social Forces in Natural Resources Management; storyteller/presenter at American Indian Basket Makers Gathering; presenter/lecturer, “Horses and the Nez Perce”, at the Heard Museum and New Mexico State University. He is co-author with Dan Landeen of “SALMON AND HIS PEOPLE” published in 1999 by Confluence Press, Lewiston, ID. He is co-author with Dr. Steve R. Evans about the oral history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the Nez Perce Tribe. He’s also been Nez Perce tribal liaison, forest fire fighter and a corporal in the US Marines, receiving an Honorable Discharge for duty in Okinawa, Japan.
Allen is a gifted tribal storyteller. He shares creation, coyote and Stoneface stories and legends about landmarks and travel. He is also a tribal historian and likes to recall stories about elders, Red Bear, Cut Nose, Timothy Wahitits, Red Moccasin Tops, and, of course, Chief Joseph. He discusses the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the 1877 Nez Perce War, and issues involving salmon and other natural resources. He has given lectures and other presentations at public forums and symposiums at Smithsonian Institution, and in Canada, France, and Japan. Allen is featured Wisdom of the Elders Radio Series

 Lewis & Clark, RIVER OF NO RETURN Summer Tour 2019: Roseann Abrahamson ~ Respected tribal stateswoman of the Lemhi-Shoshone nation (Sacajawea’s people). Great great grand neice of Sacajawea, descendant of Camehwait (Sacajawea’s brother).

Lewis & Clark, RIVER OF NO RETURN Summer Tour 2019:
Roseann Abrahamson ~ Respected tribal stateswoman of the Lemhi-Shoshone nation (Sacajawea’s people). Great great grand neice of Sacajawea, descendant of Camehwait (Sacajawea’s brother).

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