In this photo taken Oct. 6, 2010, teacher Jamie Valadez points out photos of tribal elders as she talks in her Port Angeles High School classroom, in Port Angeles, Wash. Valadez, a member of the Klallam tribe that has lived along the nearby Elwah River for centuries, brings tribal history alive in her classroom. (AP Photo)
In this photo taken Oct. 6, 2010, teacher Jamie Valadez points out photos of tribal elders as she talks in her Port Angeles High School classroom, in Port Angeles, Wash. Valadez, a member of the Klallam tribe that has lived along the nearby Elwah River for centuries, brings tribal history alive in her classroom. (AP Photo) AP
In this photo taken Oct. 6, 2010, teacher Jamie Valadez points out photos of tribal elders as she talks in her Port Angeles High School classroom, in Port Angeles, Wash. Valadez, a member of the Klallam tribe that has lived along the nearby Elwah River for centuries, brings tribal history alive in her classroom. (AP Photo) AP

Tribal history comes alive in state classrooms

January 03, 2011 6:47 AM