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Bruce Miller, Skokomish spiritual leader, passes on

Bruce Subiyay Miller, a nationally recognized artist and spiritual leader of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington, died of a stroke early Saturday morning. He was 60.

Miller was known as the keeper of the tribe's traditions. He worked to pass on tribal culture, language and arts to younger generations.

Last June, Miller was named a National Heritage Fellowship recipient by the National Endowment for the Arts. The state honored him as a Living Treasure in 1999 and he received the Washington state Governor's Heritage Award in 1992.

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