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Who Was Chief Seattle? With Humanities Washington Speaker David Buerge hosted by AAUW Anacortes

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Anacortes AAUW and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau invite the community to an engaging presentation exploring the epic life and influence of Chief Seattle on Thursday, January 10, at the Anacortes Public Library, with hospitality at 6:45 and the program at 7:00 pm. Chief Seattle was a warrior, orator, benefactor and visionary who helped found the city that bears his name. Historian David M. Buerge has spent more than 20 years exploring this complex figure to uncover how one man’s story has and continues to shape the identity of the city. Buerge will address both historical and fictional aspects of Chief Seattle’s life and the conflicting messages that can be gleaned from myriad sources. Buerge has published 14 books, and his latest, Chief Seattle and the Town that Took His Name, is the first biography of Chief Seattle intended for adults. The American Association of University Women’s mission is advancing equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The Anacortes Branch was started in 1956 and has given more than $75,000 in scholarships to local women. For updates, check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnacortesAAUW/ For more about Humanities Washington, visit www.humanities.org.

Anacortes Public Library 1220 10th Street
6:45 hospitality, 7:00 program
Free and public welcome