Family Traditions
2:00 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow

Curtis DuPuis standing with his grandfather’s canoe
Credit KUOW/Jamala Henderson

As a matter of tradition, Curtis DuPuis’ family didn’t record their stories or write them down. Curtis and his family are members of the Chehalis Tribe and their personal stories and histories were for telling other tribe members only. But Curtis decided to break with that tradition and record the family stories he’d been telling most of his life. He told KUOW’s Jamala Henderson why.

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