Secwepemc History: The First 220 Years of Contact

Creator(s): Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park

This Community Memories exhibit traces the evolution of Secwepemc village life over 220 years after first contact with European explorers and settlers. It examines a pre-contact village in 1763, with Chiefs, sub-chiefs and community members working together to make a society. Following changes in the Secwepemc village government, the transformation of summer and winter homes, and the establishment of Indian reserves and residential schools, the exhibit ends in 1983 with the closing of residential schools in British Columbia.

The exhibit preserves the Secwepemc people's history for future generations and provides an opportunity for the Secwepemc people to share their diverse culture and heritage with other Canadians and an international audience.

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