Elwha Dam Merchandise

Elwha Dam Merchandise

Dam Busting merchandise can be purchased at the Lower Elwha Gallery & Gift 
located at 401 E 1st Street, Port Angeles or at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Center,
located at 2851 Lower Elwha Rd, Port Angeles, in Room 5 during normal business
hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm). Merchandise purchased at the Tribal Center can
only accept the following forms of payment: cash or personal check. There are
two designs on the merchandise. The designs are described in further detail
below.


Freeing the Elwha:

The Freeing the Elwha design was
commissioned by the Tribe and completed by Tribal Member Roger Fernandes. This
print commemorates the removal of the Elwha dam. The artwork includes cultural
elements that represent not just the dam removal, but the culture of the Lower
Elwha S'Klallam people as well. At the center of the piece is a woman the
S'Klallams call "Lady of the Mountain". She is the key character in a legend
where she becomes a part of nearby mountain, but promises to return should the
people need her. To remove this dam the S'Klallams needed legal and political
help, However the cultural imperative to honor the river and our ancestors was
of equal importance to carry this struggle to this momentous event. She
representrs this acient cultural between us and our ancestors. The Lady is
tearing down the dam, releasing the waters and a salmon swims into the breach,
symbolic of the culture's return as well. Above her in the sky is Thunderbird, a
powerful being who represents the tribe and who drives salmon and whales to the
people. Thunderbird reminds us of the powers of nature that provide for us and
protect us.

Thuder Bird and Thunder Bolts:

This design was created by Ryan Cameron, an enrolled Makah Tribal Member. The thunderbirds are using thunder bolts are chasing salmon up the river in anticipation of dam removal.

Dam Busting Merchandis For Sale:

Men & Womens T-shirts........................................$20.00
Childrens T-Shirts................................................$10.00
Sweatshirts (Adult Size Only, XS to 5XL)...............$32.00
Assorted Bags....................................................$10.00
Hats (Knit Hat or Baseball Cap)............................$20.00
Freeing the Elwha Prints (18x24)..........................$60.00