The Evolving Redheart Memorial

For several years Confluence has gathered oral history interviews on an event known as the Redheart Memorial. It’s an annual commemoration in Vancouver, Washington, to honor the suffering of the Redheart Band, who the US Army imprisoned in 1877.

Over the years, the Redheart memorial has evolved and deepened. In today’s episode, we will hear from three Nez Perce Tribal members: Jeffery Scott, Clendon Allen, and Danae Wilson. You’ll hear them talk about the healing this memorial brings, despite the tragedy it commemorates.