Second Sunday Book Group: “The River that Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish”

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:30 P.M. via Zoom (note the Saturday, not Sunday time)

In this short, meticulously researched book, B.J. Cummings recounts the story of the Duwamish River: beginning with the diverse 1000s-year-old Indigenous populations who lived along the river that sustained them to the arrival of the first White settlers and then to the diverse newly arrived immigrants that today have settled near or along this river in South Park.

It’s a story about social and environmental justice (or the lack thereof), business interests, and politics. As Cummings writes, “The choices we have made about how we use our rivers reflect the values of the governing bodies of our cities . . . at the moments when those choices were made.”

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