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The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's journey of discovery, both painful and healing
Tribal leaders say one of the best things about the discovery of the site was the chance it gave young people in the tribe to discover their culture with their own hearts and hands. One worker, tribal member Phillip J. Charles, even decided to teach himself how to make replicas of his ancestors' tools. "To actually get out there and find things your great-great-grandpa may have used, it was pretty exciting. I would try to imagine who these people were, what they looked like, how their lives were," Charles said.