Yachats and The Amanda Story

In Yachats, Oregon the town pays tribute to indigenous heritage through a story about Amanda.  How did this one story come to represent the history of the local tribe? Joanne Kittel started out wanting to donate 1/2 miles of land in Yachats, Oregon to support the Oregon Coast Trail. This turned into 30 years of research and advocacy work about the local tribes. Joanne has written numerous articles on the history of the tribes (with their explicit involvement and approval.).

Listen in as she explains the fascinating story of the indigenous coast tribes, why a key component of the story is focused on a woman named Amanda, and how the tribes remember their heritage today. The interview also includes the stories about how grizzly bears also once roamed this area.

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