Now this is from Washington State, so a bit south of Gabriola. But the story is very cool, so take a look if you’re interested in the history of First Nations. From the Peninsula Daily News: Legendary ‘creation site’ discovered by Lower Elwha Klallam tribe.
Lower Elwha Klallam people stood at their sacred creation site last month for the first time in nearly a century, the tribe announced last week.
It isn’t a myth,Tribal Chairwoman Frances Charles said Thursday about the site the group visited in early July.
It’s a reality, what our elders have been saying all along. It’s there.
In addition, the park service also reported finding a site in a nearby location that documents human use as far back as 8,000 years ago, establishing it as one of the oldest known archaeological sites on the Olympic Peninsula.
The creation site is a rock with two deep depressions that was covered by water behind the Elwha Dam after it was built in 1913. [continue]
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