Canoe Illustration

The canoe page features a Makah (from Neah Bay, Washington) canoe and totem. Why the Makah? When I was in junior high, my mother was the Home Economics teacher at Neah Bay High School. Neither before nor after her time on the reservation was she treated with such respect. She had a unique and wonderful friendship with her students and their families, so the Makah are forever remembered in our family. The original painting was presented to the school in the fall of 2019 in honor of the teenagers of the Makah.