Megan Randich and other PLU students clear a beach in Neah Bay in preparation for the commencement of Tribal Journeys
Junior Megan Randich, Sophomore Sarah Stiehl, Seniors Kati English, Courtney Wagner-Robinson and Cassie Zervas clear rocks from the final landing zone before Tribal Journeys on July 17.
Junior Megan Randich uses a pitchfork to clear rocks from the Tribal Journeys landing zone.
Students clear the final landing zone for canoes prior Tribal Journeys.
Junior Sarah Finley rakes small rocks to the side of the canoe final landing area prior the beginning of Tribal Journeys.
Professor Dave Huelsbeck clears rocks from the final landing zone before Tribal Journeys.
Professor Dave Huelsbeck, Sophomore Brianne Ankenman, and Junior Sarah Finley clear rocks from the final landing area prior Tribal Journeys.
Professor Dave Huelsbeck and his students pose for a group photo in front of Tatoosh Island after a short hike.
PLU students bag 2200 sack lunches in preparation for the upcoming arrival of 86 canoes and the support crews accompanying them.
Students take a break from bagging sack lunches on the floor of the Community Center. Images of the Thunderbird, Lightning Serpents, and whale can be seen below the students.
A newly arrived camper takes a break from his long journey after pitching his tent at the Tribal Center.
Canoe draped with cedar boughs on the soft landing beach.
Canoe pullers haul their canoe from the water on the soft landing beach.
Pullers rehydrate on the soft landing beach.
A canoe and paddles sits on the soft landing beach .
A youth tries on a traditional cedar bark hat during the soft landing.
Pullers and skipper of a Squamish canoe pose for a group photo on the soft landing beach.
A skipper guides a canoe into the soft landing beach.
A canoe full of youths arrives at the soft landing beach.
A S'Klallam canoe arrives at the soft-landing beach.
Traditionally cooked salmon lines a fire in preparation for the first night of Tribal Journeys.
A member of the Makah tribe pulls cooking salmon from the fireside in preparation for the first night of Tribal Journeys.
A traditional cedar hat rests on the bow of a canoe on the soft landing beach.
A member of the Tlingit stands in wait for a canoe from his tribe to arrive on the soft-landing beach.
A puller takes a nap following his arrival at the soft-landing beach.
Pullers haul a canoe out of the water on the soft-landing beach.
Members of the Tlingit embrace upon arrival on the soft-landing beach.
A puller rests on the soft-landing beach.
A puller relaxes on the soft-landing beach while leaning against his canoe.
An intricately carved paddle lies among others on the soft-landing beach.
The skippers of all 86 canoes gather on the soft-landing beach for a meeting before departure to the ceremonial landing.
Pullers and skippers wait with their canoes rafted during the ceremonial landing.
Youths wait in rafted canoes during the ceremonial landing.
A Tlingit canoe waits to ask permission to land during the ceremonial landing of Tribal Journeys.
86 Makah dancers line the beach during the ceremonial landing on the first day of Tribal Journeys.
A Heiltsuk canoe lands during the ceremonial canoe landing that signalled the commencement of Tribal Journeys.
Both people and canoes cover the ceremonial landing beach just prior a salmon dinner for the inaugural day of Tribal Journeys.
Warm Springs performs during protocol under the big tent.
A Warm Springs youth performs during protocol.
Members of the Tlingit wait to perform during protocol at Tribal Journeys.
A canoe is prepared for youth races on the ceremonial landing beach.
A youth scrubs the hull of his canoe in preparation for youth races that would occur later in the afternoon.
The prow of a canoe draped in cedar boughs.
A canoe leaves the beach for a warm-up run before the canoe races on July 21.
Sophomore Brianne Ankenman gazes out over the canoe studded beach during the preparation before youth races.
Rows of canoes sit in the foreground while a canoe returns to shore after a warm-up run for youth races.
A canoe sits in preparation for the youth canoe races on the ceremonial beach.
Youths head out into the bay for a warm-up run before youth canoe races.
Preparation while in wait to perform during protocol.
A member of the Samish tribe shakes deer-hoof rattles connected to his ankles during protocol.
The Tulalip recognize an elder from the Makah during protocol.
A traditional cedar hat and eagle feathers rests part way in the shade while the Quileute prepare to enter the protocol tent.
The Swinomish perform during protocol while simultaneously displaying their wealth as a tribe by passing out gifts. Swinomish hosts Tribal Journeys in 2011.
Swinomish drum circle during protocol.
A Swinomish girl looks for handkerchiefs to pass out as gifts during protocol.
The Swinomish invite the audience to dance during protocol.
Drum circle during Swinomish protocol.
A couple grins during the Rabbit Dance performed by Swinomish.
The Makah tribal chairman oversees the entrance procession just prior the beginning of their protocol performance.
Makah entrance procession.
Draped in his ceremonial Pendleton blanket, a Makah man drums during the beginning of their protocol.
Makah await to enter the protocol tent for an upcoming song.
During the opening of the Makah protocol ceremony, a Makah dressed as a wolf exits the mouth of a whale.
Makah men dance during the opening protocol ceremony.
During the ceremonial opening of the Makah protocol, an almost life-size whale was taken from the tent after men wearing ritual masks emerged from its mouth.
Makah brandish paddles during series of canoe related dances and songs.
A tribal representative returns to his seat after receiving a gift of a Tribal Journeys print. The Makah potlatched well until almost 5am, giving out copious gifts and thanks.