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One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail 
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Event Category:
Community Events
Dates and Times:
June 19, 7:00PM-8:00PM
A presentation by Hank Cramer
Thursday, June 19, 2014,
7 PM, Columbia Basin College
Hosted by Three Rivers Folk Life Society

The version of the Oregon Trail journey that most of us learned as children presents hardy, American-born pioneers heading west for adventure. The truth is far different. This vast stream of “emigrants” was a hugely diverse group, and for the most part was fleeing something – whether they were Easterners fleeing the financial Panic of 1837, Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famines, blacks escaping slavery, or Germans and Italians fleeing civil war. Along their way, Native Americans seldom attacked – in fact, many emigrant groups would not have made it without their aid. Folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer will share the traditional folksongs of these cultures and explore how immigration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs and the culture of the Pacific Northwest.
Venue Information
CBC HUB Main Stage  
2600 N. 20th Ave  
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United States 
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