Seaside mural depicts the life of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribe
They may not be beautiful faces, but they are striking. The lines around their mouths indicate a hard life. Although they don't smile, they appear to be at peace. But, for Diane Collier, chairwoman of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, their eyes say everything.
"They're all our relatives," she said. "What impresses me are their eyes; it's like you can read their minds. We are seeing our ancestors on that wall, and they'll be remembered."
Nearly 150 people--some, like Collier, whose great-great grandparents and other relatives are pictured on the mural--gathered to honor those who walked before them during a dedication ceremony Sept. 6.