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Coquille Tribe surprised with collection of historic woven baskets

Citizens of the Coquille Tribe paddle into the newly restored Ni-les’tun Marsh in Oregon a ceremonial canoe. Photo: Roy W. Lowe / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Coquille Tribe received a surprise gift at a recent council meeting.

Toni Ann Brend, a council member, donated five woven baskets to the tribe, according to news reports. Three are believed to more than a century old and the others are likely to have originated in the early 1900s.

The baskets, which had been in Brend's family for decades, will be displayed at the tribe's headquarters.

Read More on the Story:
Coquille Indian Tribe receives culturally significant baskets (The Eugene Register-Guard 3/30)
Coquille Indian Tribe receives gift of ancestral baskets (The Coos Bay World 3/22)