Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lummi War Canoe

The girls and I got a chance to paddle a Lummi
War Canoe down Lake Whatcom at the Bellingham Children's Festival yesterday. While paddling, our captain (in back) talked about the Lummi culture and sang two traditional Lummi songs that served to identify which family was in the canoe as it approached its destination. This canoe was built last year and was in the water for only the second time.


  1. Cool! A good friend of mine at work is Lummi, she was a member on a team, I think she said it is called 'pulling,' not rowing. Great shot!

  2. What a wonderful experience for you and the kids. - Margy