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STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's journey of discovery, both painful and healing

This is part of a mural depicting the arrival of European explorers in the Northwest, an arrival that would detonate one of the largest demographic disasters in history: the transfer of diseases through trade and other contact. The 1934 mural, an oil on canvas by American painters Paul Gustin and John T. Jacobsen, is in the Smith Room of the Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington.