Yurok & Wiyot Dance Demonstration Brush Dancers, July 4, 2010
Contact: Jim Wheeler, 707-465-7764
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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.
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Did You Know?
Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.