‘Twilight’ Tribe Seeks Help To Move Out Of Tsunami Zone
LA PUSH, Wash. – After last month’s Japanese tsunami, some coastal Northwest Indian tribes are expressing new urgency about the same danger they face. Two Washington tribes actually have plans to move parts of their villages to higher ground.
One of those is the Quileute Nation, which achieved accidental fame through the ‘Twilight’ vampire saga. A U.S Senate Committee took up their tsunami relocation request Thursday.
The Quileute Indian Reservation is all of one square mile. It’s surrounded on three sides by the lush rainforest of Olympic National Park and on fourth side by the Pacific Ocean.
Quileute elder DeAnna Hobson says she loves living by the water.
DeAnna Hobson: “The atmosphere I enjoy living by the ocean is sleeping with my window open to hear the sounds of the ocean.”
But the roar of the surf has more ominous dimensions now. Like everyone else, Hobson watched those unforgettable images of destruction from the Japanese tsunami last month. She describes a recurring dream.
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