Native American Canoe Journey & Gathering
August 7, 2018
I had the awesome opportunity recently to photograph a traditional Native American event, in which tribes from all over the West Coast travel in canoes and come together to celebrate and share each other’s traditions with one another. I was able to witness what was called the landing day, when all the canoes landed in Tacoma. It was amazing to see everyone coming together to help lift each canoe and carry it to the land. It took as many as 20 people for some of the canoes! It was an amazing experience to see so many different tribal communities gathering together in one spot.