Thursday, July 06, 2006

Pacific Northwest American Indian Canoes

An ancient tradition among Pacific Northwest American Indian tribes were annual canoe journeys. In 1989, the late Jerry Jones, a master canoe carver, revived the tradition. Now Pacific Northwest American Indian Tulalip tribal members are practicing for this year's grueling canoe journey to the Muckleshoot Indian reservation. "Most journey days are eight, nine, 10 hours out on the water," said canoe skipper, Jason Gobin. "This year we'll be out on the water for seven or eight days." Dozens of Pacific Northwest American Indian tribes and up to 100 canoes are expected to travel from the Puget Sound region and arrive July 31 for a five-day festival at Muckleshoot. Three of Jone's canoes will make the trip.

See the photo of Pacific Northwest American Indian canoes

See Free Spirit Gallery for excellent Pacific Northwest American Indian Art.

No comments: