Word on the Street

The latest news in and around Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound

NOTICE: Word on the Street has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Word on the Street.
Visit the new section.

Olympic Peninsula tribe rediscovers “creation site”

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on Aug. 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm with 1 Comment »
August 10, 2012 5:11 pm

An Olympic Peninsula Indian tribe has rediscovered one of its most sacred sites on land revealed by the destruction of two Elwha River dams.

Members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe recently gathered at their people’s sacred creation site for the first time in nearly a century.

Generations of tribal members handed down descriptions of a distinctive place along the Elwha River where the Creator bathed the people and blessed them.

The tribe’s creation site was submerged after construction of the dams in 1910 and 1927.

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. Flanagan says:

    Hmm…I thought their creation site was in Asia :o)

*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0