Spokane tribal members and city residents witnessed an historic dedication of a new monument at Chief Garry Park. The original monument had been defaced, but after a three year effort, members of the community collaborated to create a suitable replacement.
Susan Garry and Theresa Williams are descendants of Garry who offered inspirational tributes to the life of our former chief.
Susan Garry reminded us that we are entering into the bicentennial of Chief Garry's birth.
Spokane mayor Mary Verner spoke during the dedication ceremony.
Spokane Tribal Chairman Greg Abrahamson also spoke.
My uncle Pat Moses prayed during the dedication.
Participants view the monument after the dedication.