Klamath Salmon Festival 2016 

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The Yurok Tribe honored Irving Wilder, age 94, of Ocotillo, Calif., and Joyce Plummer, age 90, of Redding, as Grand Marshals of the parade.
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The Suicide Awareness Group from the Yurok Tribe marched in the parade to build awareness and to remember friends and family in the Yurok Tribe's 54th Annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20.
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This youngster came prepared with a bag to help him gather candy at the parade.
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Members of True North Organizing Network from Del Norte and Humboldt Counties marched in the Yurok Tribe's 54th Annual Klamath Salmon Festival parade.
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Nathan Bareilles, of Eureka, arrived before the parade started with a sign he was going to help carry promoting the 2016 Ney Puey 5k Run.
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Children scrambled quickly to retrieve the candy thrown from the parade.
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Floyd Flores, of Eureka, joined the marchers from the Yurok Tribe's Suicide Awareness Group in the parade.
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Participants representing the Yurok Tribe Social Services Department advocated for salmon and dam removal and tossed candy to the crowd from their parade float.
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A large and vocal contingent representing the Klamath Stick Team riding on the cab of the truck get a better view of the crowd.
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Kennth Childs, Jr., of Eureka and Jazzmyn Bonato, of Klamath, stopped by the Classic Car Show.
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Joshua McQuillen and Lillian Dempewolf, of Klamath, received their temporary tattoos from Poppy Bones, of Eureka, at the booth of the Humboldt County Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse.
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The self-described "artivist" Jackie Fawn, of Klamath, displayed her art-work, t-shirts and posters promoting indigenous people's social movements at her vendor booth.
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Son-Son Robbins and his son Nick, of Kepel (up river from Klamath), joined in the inflatable slide fun at the children's area.
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Drumming and singing accompanied hand games. Each team (the "hiding" team and the "guessing" team) had a leader, and the leader's support team members sang, drummed and attempted to distract the "guessing" team.
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A team "leader" supported by a drummer played hand games.
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The traditional stick games began with a "center" boy dropping the "tossel" held in his mouth to start the action. A team scored a point when players used their sticks to hook the tossel and throw it over their team's end line (either "up river" or "down river").
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Stick game players used their sticks to hook the tossel and throw it toward their team's end line (either "up river" or "down river"). Adults were on the field to help coach and encourage the action.
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Stick game action began for non-center players with them holding their sticks in their mouth and grasping each others arms. The next action involved either wrestling one's opponent to the ground or escaping to assist teammates throwing the tossel toward their team's end line.
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Stick game players wrestle to keep the tossel away from their end lines.
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Teams of 7-, 8- and 9-year old boys started the traditional stick games.
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Mark Larson
The Yurok Tribe honored Irving Wilder, age 94, of Ocotillo, Calif., and Joyce Plummer, age 90, of Redding, as Grand Marshals of the parade.

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