Ravis Henry, NAVAJO; February 22, 2018, 1:30 and 7 pm

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Date(s) - 02/22/2018
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Mr. Henry’s appearance at ENCORE is part of Erhard Gross’s course on “The Other Slavery.”

Although Ravis Henry is representing the residents of Canyon de Chelly during his visit here, he is also a park ranger at Canyon de Chelly.  Read about Mr. Henry at parkleaders.com/ravis-henry.

First presentation 1:30 to 3:30 PM at Fort Clatsop Visitor Center Netul River Room.

Mr. Henry will focus on Navajo history of the Navajo Long Walk. He’ll begin with a brief oral story about the Navajo people, and then he’ll dive right into history beginning with the Spanish arrival to the Southwest. This will cover the Spanish influence on Navajo culture such as the adaptation of horses and sheep; and he’ll also talk about the push of Christianity onto American Indians and the taking of women and children, forcing them to become slaves. This will then lead to the 1800s, where Mexican raids are brought to the forefront and the conflict that arose in the southwest between the Mexicans, Navajo, Utes, Apaches, Pueblos, Comanches and the Americans. The second half of the lecture will be about the forced removal of the Navajo people to “the place of suffering,” known as the Long Walk to Bosque Redondo. At the very end, he’ll share how his family came to be and how resilient his people are today.

Admission to Fort Clatsop for the above program is free.

After the first presentation, those who wish to join us will go to the Baked Alaska Restaurant
at No.1- 12th St on Pier 12 in Astoria. We have reserved a private room just beyond the bar for a social hour and dinner before adjourning to the 7pm talk.
  • 4-5pm. Social hour with opportunity to meet Ravis, enjoy a beverage,  and peruse the menu.
  • 5pm: Seating for dinner. Each person/couple will order from the menu and will pay separately.  Menu items range from $10 – $28.
  • 6:30pm. Adjourn and walk/drive 4 blocks to the Boyington Building at 9th and Commercial. There is ample parking at the restaurant and on the street.

If you would like to come to dinner and have the opportunity to talk to Mr. Henry, please contact Dave Zunkel at davezunkel@gmail.com

Second presentation: 7:00 PM at Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St.,  Astoria.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Henry will focus more on the Navajo Culture and his People. He’ll share some of his oral stories and how they came to be and why they live in the American Southwest. He’ll share some songs and some historic information about his people, such as the Long Walk and the Navajo Code Talkers. He will also share some stories and information about his family and life in Canyon de Chelly, including the photo of his great-grandmother and grandfather that was taken by Ansel Adams.

Mr. Henry will offer for sale handcrafted traditional Navajo jewelry.
Both presentations by Ravis Henry are open to the public.