Annual dance demonstration by the Tolowa tribe July 15


CRESCENT CITY, Calif. - On Saturday, July 15, members of the Tolowa Nation will present an annual dance called the Tolowa Honoring and Sharing Dance Demonstration.

The presentation wil begin at 1 p.m. at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park day use area, located off Highway 199, due west of the community of Hiouchi.

The dance demonstration is intended to honor the tribe's elders and share Tolowa culture with the community. The event will be co-hosted by the Tolowa Nation, Redwood National and State Parks and the Redwoods Parks Conservancy.

The presentation is free of charge, open to the public and will last about an hour.

The dance, called Ne'-dosh in Tolowa, is a renewal ceremony traditionally performed inside a redwood plank house, and for this demonstration, the program will be held in a redwood grove overlooking the Smith River.

Photographing the dance and the dancers during the demonstration is not permitted, however the dancers may voluntarily pose for photos after the demonstration.

For more information about this event, contact National Park Ranger Jim Wheeler at 707-465-7764 or the Redwood National State Park information office at 707-465-7335.

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