Skip to main content

View Diary: Tsunami Geology and the Quileute Nation (72 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  My husband took an elderly lady out to (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OceanDiver, Polly Syllabic, martyc35

    La Push and Neah Bay.  She had cancer and wanted to see where she had grown up 80 years before.  Her father worked for the Coast Guard.

    My husband bought me a Native American mask which was carved by an 18 year old who was learning the craft.  It's great.

    I told my husband about the difference in plates between La Push and Vancouver Island and about the sedimentary rock that accounts for the striated rock on the beach.  He was really interested.  He was a forester and traveled out to Forks area frequently and to BC frequently, too.  Now he grows orchard fruits.  But we commissioned a totem pole from a cedar tree he brought home.

    •  That is so cool to hear! (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      frosti, Polly Syllabic, martyc35

      They really sink in, these special places, and become part of who we are. Great stories, and I'm so glad this piece sparked your thoughts of them.

      Like you folks I'm also very heartened by the efforts being made there to keep the culture alive among the Quileutes, the kids learning traditional skills. It's hard to do, making it real and still a part of modern life. I'm an outsider of course, but my impression is they work hard at it.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site