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Students launch canoe they built for Haida Tribe

Students at an alternative high school in Washington saw a canoe they carved for the Haida Tribe take its first paddle on Tuesday.

The students spent three years on a 750-year-old, 14,000-pound cedar to make the canoe. They worked with carver Robert Peele, who is Haida.

Haida tribal members came from Alaska for the launch. They will take the canoe home after a two-week display at the Seattle Public Schools' headquarters.

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