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Fair prospects in Siletz

Published on May 15, 2018 1:34PM

The rich culture and history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians will be on display this Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the Siletz Indian Fair.

Guests will be able to see a wide array of items created by Native artists and craftspeople, including regalia, baskets and other art forms, both historic and contemporary. There will also be a display of information concerning the soon-to-be-built Siletz Tribal Cultural and Learning Center, which will feature a museum component.

The 2018 Indian Fair celebrates not only Oregon Native American Heritage Month but also the 103rd anniversary of the very first Indian fair that was held in Siletz in 1915.

The event, sponsored by the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society in cooperation with the Siletz Tribal Culture Department, will be reminiscent of those earlier Indian fairs as a time of sharing traditions, history and culture.

The fair, which is free and open to all, will run from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday at the Siletz Tribal Community Center on Government Hill in Siletz.

For more information, call 541-444-8304.

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