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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.