Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Elder Adeline Smith Passes Away – NWIFC

We pay our respects to the passing of a small legend in our area. Adeline had seen an amazing amount of change in her life, likely more than any of us will ever see. Not much of it was good, but in the end she helped swing the pendulum back around for her tribe, helping save their language, and aiding in the process that led to the restoration of the Elwha River. Her importance to her tribe cannot be measured, only honored.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe elder Adeline Smith died March 19, 2013. She was 95. She was known for helping preserve the Tse-whit-zen village site and the Klallam Language, and played a part in the removal of the Elwha River dams.


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