Chief Timothy State Park, Snake River

Ashley Karitis, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 24 Sep 2021

Chief Timothy State Park, Snake River, 9/24/2021, National Geographic Sea Lion

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Pacific Northwest

Today we spent a great deal of time listening! Visiting the Chief Timothy Island Park listening experience because there is an art installation on the island called the listening circle which was designed to be a place to listen to the spirits and to your heart and to each other. Timothy was a contemporary of Chief Joseph but had a different philosophy of dealing with the white men. Joseph wanted to be left alone to live as his fathers had. Timothy thought the Nez Perce should learn to live as the white people. The jury is still out but it is thought that they were both right. The place we visited was inhabited by Chief Timothy’s family who later donated the island for a state park in honor of their grandfather.

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