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October 2019

Candace Wellman to present Researching the “Unknowable” Woman at the 2019 Women Writing the West Conference

October 11 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Women Writing the West 2019 Conference, Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel, 112 College St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities, will speak on Researching the “Unknowable” Woman. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these…

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November 2019

Candace Wellman at the Whatcom County Historical Society

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whatcom County Historical Society, 1308 E Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these relationships. Over twenty plus years, and working…

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