Stillaguamish Tribe carves first canoe in 100 years

A Stillaguamish tribal canoe is being carved for the first time in what is believed to be 100 years.

Lummi master carver Felix Solomon is carving the canoe while teaching Stillaguamish carvers, fisheries manager Shawn Yanity and assistant fisheries manager Jeff Tatro, at his studio. The flat-bottom shovel-nosed canoe is being carved from a 300-year-old cedar log that was buried 100 years ago under a roadway in the Stillaguamish watershed.

The tribe plans to use the canoe in its First Salmon Ceremony this summer.

View a photo album of the carving in progress at Flickr.