MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN TRIBE
After a career in natural resource management for the Muckleshoot Tribe, tribal elder and master carver Marvin "Cubby" Starr, Sr., 80, followed in the traditions of his father and ancestors and taught his son Marvin Jr and talented artist Tyson Simmons the art and craft of carving a cedar canoe. The canoe is central to the culture of the Muckleshoot and indeed all Coast Salish people. Revitalizing the canoe culture has helped to renew the sense of pride and identity among the Muckleshoot. This film documents the process of that transfer of knowledge and provides a window to broader concepts among the Muckleshoot.