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Thousands expected for 2005 Canoe Journey

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is expecting 8,000 people for the conclusion of the 2005 Canoe journey.

Tribal officials say 80 canoes will participate in this year's event. Teams are expected from as far away as the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and Canada.

The 2005 journey carries additional significance because it will end at Tse-whit-zen, the ancestral Klallam village that has been the subject of controversy. Hundreds of ancestors and thousands of artifacts were discovered at the site before the state halted work on a related construction project.

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80 canoes, 8,000 Native Americans expected at Port Angeles climax to this summer's Canoe Journey (The Peninsula Daily News 4/12)

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