"Undamming History" Comes To Redding's Cascade Theatre

Oct 20, 2016

"The winners write the history books," goes the old saying. 

Indigenous People's Day in 2015.
Credit Shasta Community Access Channel

And it's a saying that has particularly grim implications right here in our country.  Because white settlers ultimately won the war with Native Americans.  Genocide is another term increasingly used to describe what happened.

The situation is explored in a play called "Undamming History," to be presented at the Cascade Theatre in Redding.  It's a collaboration between the Shasta Historical Society and four tribes in the area, presented as part of Indigenous Peoples' History Day. 

Marc Dadigan, Barbara Wolfin, and Jack Potter, Jr. all worked on the project and join us for an exploration of its message and method.