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Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes

ANCIENT TRADITIONS

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THE WOLF PACKANCIENT TRADITIONSLIMITED LANDAN IDYLLIC PLACEFISHING FOR SMELTSSTRANGE WATERSSHIFTING SEA MAMMALSANCIENT HOMELANDSFIRST FOODSSALMON CERMONIESGIVING THANKSFEEDING A COMMUNITYINTERTWINED FATESCRITICAL HABITATSRIGHT TO FISHDEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS THE NEXT GENERATION

ANCIENT TRADITIONS

Despite being a small tribe -- less than 400 members live on the reservation -- the Quileute continue to preserve their language and stories so they will continue for generations to come. The Quileute language is the last related to the now extinct Chimakum tribe of the Northwest, and one of only six known languages in the world that doesn't use nasal sounds.

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