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Documentary on Bruce Miller, late Skokomish artist

KCTS, the public television station in Seattle, is airing a documentary about Bruce Miller, the late Skokomish artist and spiritual leader.

"Teachings of the Tree People -- The Work of Bruce Miller" explores the man whose Skokomish name was Subiyay. Miller narrated the film and composed some of the music.

Miller was known as the keeper of the tribe's traditions, some of which he revived after they were outlawed by the federal government. He worked to pass on tribal culture, language and arts to younger generations.

In June 2004, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. He died in February 2005.

Get the Story:
Bruce Miller: a tribute to Skokomish cultural caretaker (The Seattle Times 11/2)

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