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.
I am a retired elementary teacher. I live across Puget Sound from Seattle and absolutely love the Pacific NW I have two grown children and a great husband!And of course, an adorable Grandson, Caleb who is four.