Games, races slated at Quileute Days today (***Gallery***)
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Actor Gil Birmingham, who portrays the character of Billy Black, the fictional Quileute tribal chief (and Jacob's father) in the "Twilight" saga movies, rides in the Quileute Days parade in LaPush on Saturday as the tribe's special guest. Birmingham also was scheduled to sign autographs, perform and meet with the Tribal Council. -- Photo by Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News
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Quileute health care personnel dressed in pink to symbolize the fight against cancer marched ahead of their float in Saturday’s Quileute Days parade.
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Helynne Harrison, 3, of LaPush drums on the Quileute Royalty float during the Quileute Days parade.

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LAPUSH -- The annual Quileute Days continue today with salmon, baseball, canoe races and stick games.

LaPush is the home of the Quileute tribe, and the theme of the three-day celebration, which began Friday, is "History Through Our Traditions."

The annual event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

A special guest on Saturday was actor Gil Birmingham, who plays the fictional tribal chief in all of the "Twilight" saga movies, which are based on Stephenie Meyer's four-book vampire series set in Forks, LaPush and Port Angeles.

A Jacob Black and Bella Swan look-alike contest also was part of the festivities Saturday, which wrapped up with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Today a salmon bake is planned in front of the tribal office at noon, and canoe races are scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon.

Tournaments are finishing today.

From 9 a.m. to noon, adult baseball will be played at the Coast Guard field while youth baseball will be at the Quileute Tribal Council field.

Bingo will be played at the Tribal Council office from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., while poker games are planned in the west wing from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Stick games, a traditional betting game, will run from 3 p.m. to midnight at the tribal community center.

Last modified: July 18. 2010 2:01AM
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