Tag Archive | Marvin Oliver

IT ISN’T EASY BEING OLD


Crow Print by Marvin Oliver It’s a shame that just when you get comfortable being youngish, you suddenly find yourself being classified as “elderly”. You see strangers being referred to as elderly when in their 70’s. I suppose we are lucky that the longest period of our lives is called middle age. But the middle […]

THE NEWNESS NEVER WORE OUT Kate’s Journal


Episode 34 Kirkland 1969-1974 “Inuit Mother and Child” watercolor by kayti sweetlanhd rasmussen There was some success selling my sculptures in Seattle, and a minor bit of chicanery. If someone doesn’t try to cheat you, you haven’t made an impression. For our second Christmas in the Northwest, Dr. A with the aid of a large […]

R.I.P. OUR FRIEND, EMMETT OLIVER


Our dear friend, educator and mentor, Emmett Oliver has completed his long journey at the age of 102. He was the oldest member of the Quinault Nation, and a true hero. The following is a reprint from KING NEWS. “Oliver was born in South Bend, Washington, and served in World War 11 and the Korean […]

TWO PATHS


“You shall walk two paths…yours and that of the White Man. Pick up those things from the White Man’s path that you can use.” Wise words from Sitting Bull. Stories are the core of Northwest Indian culture and education, and have been for at least 8,00 years. Emmett Oliver’s story is of one Northwest Indian […]

THE GLASS PIRATE


We had lunch with Dale Chihuly several years ago in a small crowded Seattle restaurant while on a visit to see his show at the Seattle Museum. Of course he was hunched over his plate at an adjoining table and paid little or no attention to us, but nevertheless, we had lunch with him. He […]

PADDLE TO QUINAULT 2013 (Honoring Our Warriors)


“Emmett Oliver” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen Back in 1989, Emmett Oliver, a Quinault tribal elder from Washington State, organized the “Paddle to Seattle” as a part of Washington State Centennial celebration, revitalizing a tradition which was lost for many years, which is canoeing. We know this now as the Canoe Journey, and it has […]