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September 23, 2019
4:00 PM
Lewiston City Library, Event Space
Lewiston, ID 83501

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Screening of Laurence Cottons's Film, C.E.S. Wood

Monday, September 23

Join us for the screening of C.E.S Wood by Laurence Cotton who will be available to answer questions and discuss the film in the Second Floor Event Space. This film details the remarkable story of Charles Erskine Scott (C.E.S.) Wood and how the Nez Perce War impacted his life and career. A freshly minted U.S. Army Lieutenant from West Point, Wood arrived at U.S. Army Fort Vancouver and was appointed adjutant to Fort Commander Genl. O.O. Howard. The Nez Perce War broke out and young Lt. Wood was shipped to the front as an "Indian Fighter," however his experience of the conflict turned him inside out. Wood was there to record Chief Joseph's now famous so-called surrender speech, and saw to it that it was published across the nation. Wood became a fierce social critic and prodigious writer of poetry, essays, fiction and drama and remained a lifelong friend of Chief Joseph and a leading advocate for the Nez Perce.