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Heritage Resources Distinguished Speaker Candace Wellman to present "Inside the Archives: Researching Cross-Cultural Marriages in 19th Century Whatcom County"

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

Historical researcher and consultant Candace Wellman has uncovered the hidden histories of eight indigenous women who married early-Whatcom County officials, military officers, and other settlers. She will discuss her research into the lasting legacy of these women whose alliances played a crucial role in 19th century regional settlement. Wellman is the author of "Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages" and "Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities."