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John Day Canyon

OPB | Feb. 1, 1998 7:30 p.m.

It’s a leisurely float trip down the John Day River as we see spectacular scenery and learn a lot about the local history of Native Americans along the way. Tag along with Little Creek Outfitters on an interpretive and scenic journey down the lower John Day River. Jeff Van Pelt, of the Umatilla Indian Reservation tells the story Indian culture. Petroglyphs are explored, and watch as he makes modern weapons and tools used by Native cultures.

First Broadcast: 1998
Producer: Jeff Douglas


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