Monday - November 23, 2015

The Man from Kosh-huk-shix

Cultural Resources Exhibit in George Rogers Park

A cultural resources exhibit was installed this summer at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, which was sponsored by the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Partnership invites you to view the video capturing the story behind the sculpture, known as The Man from Kosh-huk-shix, as told by the artist, Travis Stewart. 

(Click here for a full screen version of the video)

Thanks to the incredible talents of Stewart, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, this exhibit and sculpture creates a long-lasting tribute to Lake Oswego’s first peoples, and helps educate community members about the area’s unique history.

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories as well as a time to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Native American Heritage Month is also an opportunity to learn about tribes, the unique challenges Native people have faced, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

For more information about the artist and sculpture, please click here.