Grant Tau-hin-dauli, namesake of the Tauhindauli river park in Dunsmuir, was an influential figure bridging the gap between the Native American and dominant cultures of the upper Sacramento canyon in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This slide show, presented by local historian Bill Miesse, will explore Grant’s legacy to the canyon, including his 1908 paintings and his 1966 posthumously published collection of river stories entitled Bag of Bones.
The slide show will also provide context for understanding the wonderful “The World is Gift” art work honoring Grant which is now on display at the Siskiyou Art Museum in Dunsmuir. The “World is a Gift” was created by Grant’s nephew, the Wintu scholar and artist Frank LaPena. Mr. LaPena himself has a long and varied history with the canyon, from growing up summertimes near Castle Crags in the 1950s to his many Mount Shasta influenced paintings he creates today. Mr. LaPena achieves a profoundly articulate and visual communication of the age-old philosophies passed down from Grant and from hundreds of years of Native American life on the river.
There is no cost for this presentation, though donations in support of the Siskiyou Arts Museum are always appreciated.