Tribal canoes make their way to site of treaty signing

About 35 canoes representing tribes from the Pacific Northwest are expected to arrive at the site of the signing of the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.

The landing on Thursday will be the first time the tribes have come together at Point Elliott since the treaty was signed. Tulalip Tribes Vice Chairwoman Marie Zackuse said the event will bring healing, hope, happiness, honor and hospitality.

The tribes have made the annual canoe journey since 1989. Each year, a different tribes host the final celebration. This year, it will be the Lummi Nation.

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Tribes to gather at treaty site (The Seattle Times 7/25)
35 tribal canoes headed to site where treaty was signed (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 7/24)
Tribes Make Kitsap Pit Stop on Canoe Voyage (The Kitsap Sun 7/24)

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