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Vandals destroy ancient Squaxin Island village

Vandals destroyed artifacts at an ancient Squaxin Island tribal fishing village over the July 4 weekend.

The village is considered one of the most significant in the South Sound. The Squaxin Island Tribe, which was participating in the excavation of the site, considers the area to be sacred.

Students at South Puget Sound Community College have uncovered clam baskets woven from the roots of cedar trees, necklace beads, bone carving tools and remnants of a fishing net woven from cedar bark.

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Vandals leave destruction at archaeological dig site (The Olympian 7/7)