A 700 year old log, hand carved canoes, and a 100 mile journey all for a cause. This is a beautiful story about historical reawakening.
Words of prayer and blessing were spoken, seeking protection for the trip ahead.
And then the crowd erupted with cheers, whistles and back-slapping excitement as the paddlers took their places. Vincent Peone, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, slipped into the canoe’s last open seat and picked up his paddle. The shovel-nose canoe glided through the marshy waters at the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, gaining speed as the paddlers found their rhythm.