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Pete Peterson: Skokomish Carver

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Pete Peterson, Sr. and Cradleboard

A GREATLY IMPROVED SITE FOR THIS ARTIST'S WORK
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Welcome to this web site!

Pete Peterson, Sr. has been described as a living cultural treasure.  A master carver and and elder of the Skokomish tribe, Pete has spent more than thirty years honoring traditional Northwest Coastal Salish art in its many forms. 
 
Pete was honored in 1980 for returning the bentwood box to the Skokomish; this art form and cultural tradition had been lost for more than a hundred years.  And Pete didn't stop there: He has continued to support Skokomish apprentices who wish to learn about traditional carving and bentwood box construction. 
 
Pete quietly asserts that the passing on of these critical cultural skills has always been his expectation and goal.  It is the traditional way, and it's the way that traditional art is advanced.  It is his passion.

The purpose of this web site is to teach those who wish to learn about the traditions relating to Skokomish carving and art, to share the ways of the Skokomish people, and to give those who admire the work of this artist an opportunity to buy some of his treasures. 

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You can e-mail us at:
skokomishcarver@yahoo.com