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  • sally freeman
    Below, please find a news release and photos of the speaker, Elita Tom. (See attached file: In Their Footsteps Dec 11- Elita Tom news release.doc) (See
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      Below, please find a news release and photos of the speaker,
      Elita Tom.

      (See attached file: In Their Footsteps Dec 11- Elita Tom news release.doc)
      (See attached file: Wintering Over 2011 016.jpg)(See attached file:
      Wintering Over 2011 078.jpg)

      Sally Freeman
      Park Ranger
      Lewis and Clark NHP

                                  In Their Footsteps
                              Getting to Know Sacagawea

      Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to
      announce the next installment of its In Their Footsteps free speakers
      series.  This program is Getting to Know Sacagawea by Elita Tom on Sunday,
      December 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop
      visitor center.

      Elita Tom is a junior in high school and a member of the Yakama Indian
      Nation.  Elita works with the Pacific Northwest Living Historians as they
      portray members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  She portrays Sacagawea
      each August at The Saltmakers Return in Seaside and at the January
      Wintering Over program at Fort Clatsop.  She is the winner of the National
      Park Service’s Pacific West Region 2010-2011 George and Helen Hartzog Youth
      Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for this and other work in the
      park.  She enjoys acting and behind-the-scenes work in both high school and
      community theater.

      Elita will be dressed as Sacagawea might have been and will present a
      Chautauqua-style monologue where the audience will get to “meet Sacagawea.”
      A discussion about her research and preparation will follow this
      “first-person” performance.

      Following Elita’s presentation, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a premiere of
      three short films made by high school students from the park’s Film Camp,
      an annual workshop where teens make documentaries about Lewis and Clark
      NHP.

      Other holiday open house special activities will be scheduled throughout
      the day to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Fort Clatsop replica.

      For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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