Salmon Festival 2015 

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Mark Larson
Contestant Dakotarose Scott, 5, of Klamath, awaited the start of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee (beautiful girl inside and out) Contest at the Yurok Tribe’s 53rd Annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.
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Contestant Rihanna Ray, 7, of Klamath, stretched before the winner of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee was announced.
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Dakotarose Scott, winner of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee contest, flashed a smile as she helped adjust her crown.
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Donavan Gensaw, of Klamath, kept busy preparing the salmon filets for the traditionally cooked salmon feast.
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Sam Gensaw, of Klamath, placed the redwood skewers of salmon around the fire and monitored their cooking.
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Seasoned and skewered salmon cooked over the pit.
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Teams of 7-, 8- and 9-year-old boys started the traditional stick game tournament under the watch of adult coaches. Here, a "center" boy holds the "tossel" in his mouth prior to dropping it to start the action. The players used their sticks to hook the tossel and throw it toward their team's end line (either "up river" or "down river").
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Players from opposing stick game teams lock wrists and arms, sticks in mouth, awaiting the drop of the tossel. Players try to wrestle down their opponents until another player hooks the tossel across the end line.
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A stick game player tries to hook the tossel to toss it toward his "up river" goal line.
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Hand game players on the "hiding" team drum and sing in support of their leader, distracting the "guessing" team.
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A hand game leader rolled his game sticks in his hands prior to hiding them.
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A hand game leader holds his sticks up in victory.
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The sixth annual Classic Car Show, organized by George and Marla Smoker, drew a crowd to the "up river" end of Klamath Boulevard. Peter Portugal, of Eureka, brought his 1936 Dolphin Roadster which he paneled using old-growth redwood, as well as a replacement fender. He's been restoring the car since a 2002 crash.
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Sophia Myers, 9, of Hoopa, dressed in traditional brush dance regalia made by her mother.
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Roxann Dowd, of Crescent City, was one of many shoppers at the nearly 100 vendors at the festival.
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Mark Larson
Contestant Dakotarose Scott, 5, of Klamath, awaited the start of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee (beautiful girl inside and out) Contest at the Yurok Tribe’s 53rd Annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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