Master carver to begin creating
poles, facade for Quileute cemetery
The memorial is important for the
tribe, said Bonita Cleveland, tribal
chairwoman, "as it will grace the
entrance of one of our most sacred
sites, the resting place of our
"Israel's devotion and commitment in
bringing the poles from his homeland
and the beautiful blessings that he
bestowed upon them solidified that
we had made the correct and
honorable choice," she added.
Shotridge, who is originally from
Ketchikan, Alaska, has been carving
totem poles and canoes for the past
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