Around 100 canoes from many American Indian tribes arrived Monday on the shores of the Makah Indian Reservation on the Olympic Peninsula for the annual canoe journeys.
The Peninsula Daily News of Port Angeles reported that the Makah have made many improvements to the reservation that will serve the canoe journeys as well as members of the tribe, including a new gym, new access ramps to the beach and an expanded senior citizens deck.
Makah tribal journeys coordinator Crystal Denney said that the tribe wanted infrastructure improvements that were long-lasting within the community.
The tribe expects 10,000 people to visit the reservation this week as the canoes arrive. About 40 canoes are coming from Canada.