The S’Klallam of Ennis Creek

Ennis Creek mural 1

There are two “Ennis Creek” murals outside the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles that portray scenes of local history. Created by Corey Ench, the first mural portrays the Native American history of the Ennis Creek area. The scene is of a S’Klallam village in 1750, an era “before contact” with white men. The traditional canoes shown here are an historic design still used today. Each carved from a single cedar log, the boats are both seaworthy and beautiful.

Ennis Creek mural 2

Because of the mural’s location it was impossible to back up far enough to get it into one frame. I know it can be stitched together in Photoshop but, regrettably, I don’t have the time and climbing gear to tackle that learning curve right now. I also haven’t cropped these shots. Above the diagonal of the roof line I was taken with how well the mural’s sky color caught the color of the day I was there.

5 thoughts on “The S’Klallam of Ennis Creek”

  1. Gorgeous mural! The history also fascinates me. This was before the “white man” era…and the poor people probably had no idea what they were in for! I do like those canoes…perhaps your hubby could build you one?

    Wishing you a great weekend!

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