Both Grand kids are currently studing Wash. State History. The subject of "How to build/carve an indian canoe" came up. Living in Anacortes, we have several Tribes indigenous to this area available to ask questions of. We chose the Samish right here in town. They gave the kids a tour and a question & answer session with members repairing a canoe that had been stored in someones back yard and had rotted. This tribe had not made a new canoe in years! 1920-1930's or so. We still have land on Lopez Island where this tribe once held lands. My Daughter asked them if they would like to have a Western Red Cedar (or two) to build new canoe(s). The Tribe has accepted. Now the question is, do we have a Cedar tree large enough for this use? I certainly hope we do. There is 20 acres to choose from. The land has been in a forest program since the late 1960's and only the Douglas Fir and Alder have been logged, so I'm hoping they can find something that will work. I think, if they can find a tree large enough, that this would be a really great thing for the kids to be part of. Keep your fingers crossed!