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Skokomish leader hailed as renaissance man

Tributes are pouring in for Gerald Bruce Miller, a nationally recognized artist and spiritual leader of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington who passed away on Saturday.

About 800 people are expected at a public viewing on the reservation today. Twice as many are expected for a public remembrance this Saturday.

Miller, a Vietnam vet, carried on many tribal traditions. "He was a spiritual leader, historian, storyteller, master weaver, actor, carver," said a filmmaker who made a documentary about him.

Miller, whose Indian name was Subiyay, was 60.

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Gerald Miller, 1944-2005: Skokomish tribal leader had passion for teaching (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2/8)
Tribe mourns after death of spiritual leader (The Kitsap Sun 2/8)

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