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Paddle to Swinomish, 2011


Every year, there is a large gathering of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest.  Many arrive by traditional canoe, and have tribal meetings, dances, and traditional social activities.  This year, it is being held just down the road from where we are staying.  So, we went to take a look.

The canoes, and costumes, were quite colorful.  The dances were interesting, depicting historical events.  I have included some pictures of the canoes, but not the dances — photography was not allowed.

A waterfront gathering spot, following traditional designs

Some canoes bowsprits

More traditional designs


 

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