Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Up River, Down River

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Dakotarose Scott, 5, of Klamath, adjusts her crown. - MARK LARSON
  • Mark Larson
  • Dakotarose Scott, 5, of Klamath, adjusts her crown.
As the morning fog burned off, revealing light smoke drifting overhead from inland fires, a diverse crowd gathered at the Yurok Tribe’s 53rd annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. The morning started with a veterans' breakfast and parade, followed by the announcement of the winners of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee (beautiful girl inside and out) and Keet-ko (strong/able boy) contests, who were honored for their contributions to the community.

Around noon, the smoke and smell of barbecued salmon over cooking fires created a long line for the traditional feast. The stick game tournament started with the 7-, 8- and 9-year-old bracket, with players attempting to throw the “tossel” toward their “up river” or “down river” end line on the field. Live music, food and vendor booths, and a car show kept the attendees busy throughout the afternoon.
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Salmon Festival 2015


By Jennifer Fumiko Cahill and Mark Larson

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