Celebrate Native American Heritage at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City Saturday & Sunday, November 9 & 10, 11-4pm. Take part in traditional tribal activities, demonstrations and history Sunday, from 11am until 3pm.
November is Native American Heritage Month, which started at the turn of the 20th century as an effort to recognize the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.
Tribal dancers and drummers in full Native dress will perform during the day’s opening ceremonies. Dances have always been significant in the lives of Native Americans and have played a vital role in religious rituals and other ceremonies. Executive Chef Jack Strong of Chinook Winds Casino will teach attendees how to prepare some authentic tribal dishes including a Three Sisters Salad – a traditional trio of corn, beans & squash – that was planted together by agricultural tribes, as well as a wild salmon dish.
Listen in as Agnes Emma Baker Pilgrim, a Native American spiritual elder from Grants Pass, Oregon and Granddaughter of the first elected Chief of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, connects the past and the future through traditional storytelling. Native American culture is known for its rich oral tradition using verbal language to share their history, customs, rituals, and legends through vivid narratives. The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society will host a booth with a raffle and information on the history of the Siletz Tribe. Hands-on Native American craft activities provided by Dee Nee Gifts, including beading and necklace making, will be available all day.
The Chowder Cook-Off is a two-day event, taking place Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10th at Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City. Admission is $5 for a one-day pass, which includes a tasting-size portion of each participating chowder recipe and unlimited access to daily entertainment and activities.