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Snohomish Tribe

Burke Museum - Canoe

Marine Forecast

Lushootseed - Puyallup language



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The following is an excerpt from Anita's Story (Tribal Journeys 2007 Paddle to Lummi):

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Mary was skipper on the Blue Heron and Ire was lead puller on the Raven. For a few private moments when other people were talking back and forth across the canoes, Mary and Ire were sharing their experiences in Lushootseed. It was moving to me. How long has it been since people have talked between canoes in Lushootseed, having an authentic, non-rehearsed exchange in traditional canoes?


Thank  you  Laughs-a-lot (Anita)

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   TJ '18 Paddle to Puyallup

Start from ???  about July 15 

Bay Center to Ocean Shores 23, Ocean Shores t6 Taholah (Quinault) 25, Taholah to Queets 19, Queets to LaPush  (Quillayute) 27


July 15    

July 16   LaPush to Waatch 29

July 17   Waatch to Makah (Neah Bay) 14

July 18   

July 19   Makah to Pysht  (Pillar Pt.) 24

July 20   Pysht to Port Angeles (Lower Elwah) 31

July 21   

July 22    Port Angeles to Jamestown (s'klallam) 20

July 23    Jamestown to Port Townsend 18

July 24   Port Townsend to Port Gamble (s'klallam) 23

July 25   Port Gamble to Suquamish 26

July 26

July 27   Suquamish to Alki (Muckleshoot) 13

July 28 Alki to Pt Defiance 25


You tube Video's






Calendar as of  09/08/2017

Sat Sept 16 Salmon Home coming 12pm from Duwamish Head (Alki) Landing at 2pm

Sun Sep 17 Annual meeting - Snohomish Tribe of Indians

Fri-Sat Sept 22-23 at noon Bay Center Then paddle morning of Sept 23 from Bay Center-Tokeland-ShoalWater Bay 8 miles Tony Johnson & ShoalWater Bay  Birthdays

Anyone interested in practice paddles?


http://youtu.be/QJOC92S98C4 http://youtu.be/Z2NOzZQwT6c http://youtu.be/1QTiCcgbi4E

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The Blue Heron

The (Great) Blue Heron has a subspecies that does not migrate. One  such colony is in the Black River (not now existing) area located  between Renton and Tukwila. A potential subdivision now threatens  this colony. There is a effort to save this colony. See: http://www.heronsforever.org/



Redondo Beach - From I-5 between Federal Way and Kent take Exit 147 (S. 277 St) turn west. Go past Pac. Hiway S. At top of bluff road will turn south and wind down to water. Just past Salty's Restaurant is a pay-to park lot. parking on street may be unavailable. #Redondo

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Solo Point - From I-5 south of Tacoma take Exit 119  and head west. Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto the Steilacoom-Dupont Rd. At 2.0 miles turn left (west) onto a paved road. On your left will be brown Wa. St. outline sign.  Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.#

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Alki Pt. -  from I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just pass Salty's and Alki Crab is Kayak and skin dive park. Take second drive to boat launch.

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Cathaloptle Plankhouse - South on I-5 to exit 14 -west on SR 501 2.5 miles to Stop light/sign - right (north) on to Main about .8 mile - left into Wild Life Refuge

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