Indian Heritage

Scale, the detail, the beauty of the whole thing are outstanding. Johnpaul Jones

Andrew Morrison (Apache/Haida) painted all of the murals at the Wilson Pacific school, former Indian Heritage High School over the course of 12 years from 2001-2013. All murals are painted with Krylon and Rustoleum spray paint. In 2013 a capital levy was passed, the Wilson Pacific school was scheduled for demolition, and it was to be replaced with two new schools. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Andrew Morrison and Seattle Public Schools was created to preserve, protect, remove, and relocate the existing Native American murals into both the new Robert Eagle Staff Middle school and Cascadia Elementary buildings. In 2014 the murals and site were designated as an official City of Seattle Landmark. Johnpaul Jones (Cherokee/Choctaw) of Jones and Jones Architects and Landscape Architects was the lead designer for the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution and he is the Project Designer for the relocation of the murals. Nickel Bros who specialize in heavy lifting and the moving of buildings successfully completed the removal and relocation of the murals into their new locations.

An unveiling ceremony, dedication, and public presentation of the murals, honoring circle, and interpretive panels is set for July 13, 2017 from 6-8pm and August 25, 2017 from 6-9pm. Both dates are open to the public and the ribbon cutting to begin the school year is September 5, 2017.  Details about the murals can be found in the downloadable Progress Reports on this website. Address: 1330 N. 90th St. Seattle, WA 98103.

 

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Letters of Support from the Community 

 

Important Links: 

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/11/seattle-landmarks-board-votes-save-indian-heritage-school-156324
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/06/18/andrew-morrison-adds-geronimo-sitting-bull-seattle-school-mural-video-149969
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/01/02/parents-advocates-team-save-native-education-program-152947
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/28/will-endangered-seattle-school-murals-be-saved-149569
http://www.seattleweekly.com/2013-02-06/news/unlikely-allies/
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020428185_schoolmuralsxml.html
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/northwestvoices/topic/andrew-morrison/
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/apache-artist-andrew-goseyun-morrison.html
http://www.ramonshilohslameass.blogspot.com/
https://www.change.org/petitions/seattle-school-district-preserve-the-murals-created-by-andrew-morrison-2

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/02/25/seattles-famous-native-american-murals-vandalized-artist-leads-cleanup-159380
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/02/24/defaced-native-american-murals-to-be-restored/23970343/