Chapter 30, Honor the Fallen, part 1

Three canoes were brought down to the shoreline at the south end of the settlement. Dried pine branches were laid in each canoe to form a bed. Gently the three fallen companions were wrapped in colorful blankets and were placed in a canoe each by the men of the Tlingit tribe. The mourners stood apart from the preparations and allowed their fallen friends to be honored by the tribes’ customs. When they had each been placed and arranged in their respective…