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Yurok & Wiyot Dance Demonstration Brush Dancers, July 4, 2010

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Date: June 28, 2010
Contact: Jim Wheeler, 707-465-7764

Redwood National and State Parks, Redwood Park Association, and
members of the Yurok and Wiyot Tribes will co-host a Brush Dance
demonstration in the parks on Sunday, July 4th. The demonstration is open to the public and free of charge. The dance demonstration will take place at 1:00 P.M. and will last about an hour. The Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center is located just off Highway 101, one mile south of the town of Orick, on the beach just north of Freshwater Lagoon.

Many northwestern California tribes continue to pass on their language, arts, and traditions, particularly in the form of song and dance. Traditionally, the Brush Dance is performed by the Yurok, Hupa, and Karuk Tribes of the Klamath/Trinity watershed, and Wiyot Tribe of the Humboldt Bay area, as a curing ceremony for a sick child in the community.

Come share in this celebration of local cultural diversity. Bring blankets or folding chairs as seating may be limited. For more information about this event, please contact Park Ranger Jim Wheeler at 707-465-7764.

This News Release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 28 KB)

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