Join Native American elder Randy Lewis for a traditional blessing of water and salmon at the opening of the Edward S. Curtis exhibit. One of the Plateau tribes’ most significant ceremonies is the First Salmon Feast, marking the arrival of salmon to traditional fishing grounds. Lewis will retell origin stories related to the Creator’s calling of a grand council of the plants and animals to help feed and care for the newest of creations: humans. Following a prayer of thanksgiving, guests are invited to participate in a feast of salmon, part of the traditional tribal religion in the Columbia Basin that reinforces the central role salmon and water play for Columbia Basin tribal people. Lewis is the great-great grandson of Sam Miller, founder of the Miller-Freer Trading Post, the anchor to the original City of Wenatchee.