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Nez Perce elder speaking at Blaine County Museum


Nez Perce Elder Silas Whitman will be speaking at the Blaine County Museum Saturday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., covering topics on the traditional uses of plants and the cultural practices of the Nez Perce people.

Whitman will be going over the experience he has gathered in his lifetime, and all the knowledge that was passed down from his ancestors about the traditional uses of plants for food, medicinal purposes and spiritual purposes. He is also a descendant of a survivor, his great-grandmother, of the Battle of the Bear Paws, and will talk about what she and her family w...

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