“The Point Elliott Treaty of 1855”

MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY,
SEATTLE, WA

Objective:

Make a historical document come to life, showing how the world of the mid-1800s influenced the words of the document and how those words still impact our world today.

Services:

Concept development, research, scriptwriting, multimedia and software design and production.

Description:

The Point Elliott Treaty of 1855 engages the visitors with the points of view of the Indians based on oral histories gathered from those whose relatives were at the signing. Animated word-art vignettes explain the occasion of the Treaty’s signing, the conflicting attitudes of Native Americans and whites, the impacts of the Treaty’s language, and the motives that went into the creation of the treaty. After a brief introductory animation, visitors can view the document in its original form (or transcribed) and select areas of the Treaty to explore in greater depth.