Loading Events

back to events

National Parks Store: Out to the Channel Islands: The Influence of Indian Leader TIQ SLO’W

Join author Mary Louise Contini Gordon for a presentation on the fascinating life of TIQ SLO’W, an American Indian who has shaped the Southern California landscape and changed the mindset of its peoples through his decades of work.

Share on Facebook

Presented by Mary Louise Contini Gordon

12 PM only

TIQ SLO’W (pronounced Teek Slō) is Charlie Cooke’s Chumash name. Its meaning, eye of the eagle, is apropos. In the 1960s, Charlie could see far ahead to a future that integrated preservation of the environment with the restoration of native heritage, regardless of tribe. For decades, he stayed intimately involved at burial sites, lost villages, new construction for freeways, businesses, homes, or at Indian cultural centers. Native Americans, state and national park management, civic leaders, and the general public came to admire and listen to Charlie as a leader of causes that would shape the Southern California landscape, including the Channel Islands, and change the mindset of its peoples. Author Mary Louise Contini Gordon explores the life and work of TIQ SLO’W in this presentation.

Mary will be joined by Cynthia Rinehart, a professional flute player and music educator for forty years, who has notated Chumash songs which had only been passed down orally in the past. Cynthia will  grace the presentation by playing the flute and singing three Native American Indian songs.

For reservations, please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

Event Categories: ,

Event Tags: educational, free, Native American

Saturday, May 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
+ Google Map

© All Rights Reserved. Western National Parks Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation and the official nonprofit education partner of 71 national park partners in the western United States.