Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Canoes

Thanks so much for your comments on the Canoe Journey.  I'm so glad many of you found it interesting.  Just a bit of information.  The Suquamish Tribe hosted this stop on the journey.  Chief Sealth was a member of this tribe.  Seattle is named for him.  Over the years, he was criticized by some for cooperating with the Europeans when they came to this area.  A book I read put it this way,(I'm paraphrasing) perhaps he did cooperate but his tribe is one of the few in this nation that still live on the land where they have lived for thousands of years! Today's post shows a few of the highly decorated canoes. I hope you will enjoy seeing them.  Tomorrow , it's back to cross stitch and gardens!

 I believe this represents the wolf.

 The red cedar is a sacred tree to the NW natives.  Many canoes had cedar wreaths on the bows.

 Are those turkey feathers?? No just canoe paddles.

Thanks for taking a look! Have a wonderful week!


  1. The canoes are truly works of art! I enjoyed the photos.

  2. Thanks for sharing this event. Those canoes are amazing.
    Have a great week!

  3. Since we were gone all of yesterday, I am doing a little catching up. This and the previous post are very interesting! The canoes are certainly works of art.

  4. Today and yesterday's posts were so interesting for me!
    You opened another door for us to enter into a different world! Thanks for the additional info about Seattle name's history!

    Items which represent the culture such as hats, canoes, welcoming ceremony etc. were so impressive too!

    Thanks for such interesting sharing with us!

  5. wonderful! my friend's family from BC did this.

  6. Thank you for sharing these pictures and some of the history of your area. I would LOVE to visit the west coast some day! I've really enjoyed your posts!!

  7. How amazing to have the chance to see something like this.
    Thanks for sharing your pictures of this very special event.