Quinault Native American Tribe of Washington State
By Barry Murray
This video artcle features the Quinault Native American Tribe and some of their very well done, and affordable, visitor facilities,as the Quinault Marine RV Park at Point Brown, (for more info about the Quinault Marine RV Park call Tom at 360-580-2123) plus casino on the wild Washington coast. This resort in a day and time when freeway traveling vacationers, elsewhere, are having trouble paying yet another travel tax burden supporting burecratic dictators of how motel/hotel room taxes are spent, dosen’t have anything to do with golf, wine, and rooms that cost more for a “getaway” weekend than some RV traveler’s monthly social security check.
In other words, some of us need to be frugal. We can’t afford the prices of a foreign owned resort hotel pretending it is a copy of Oregon’s WPA built Timberline Lodge (sans view), that locals know is built on top of a garbage dump, that during the week caters to seminars of goverment employees who support more and more taxes on travelers, while gouging community events as a small local high-school class reunion.
Do we think such governmential control abusive? The answer, type into a browser “www.WashingtonStateTourism.com,” and see how quick you end up right back here. This is my answer to Tourism Director Betsy Gable’s unfair competition against Bobby “Magee” Dickerson, Chairperson of the defunct Tyee Trail Association —a non-profit organization, sheltered by the Yakama Tribe. You can see what is left of the project by clicking here on a small part of the early 1999 online presence designed to talk visitors to the Mt. St. Helens, into extending their stay to do a loop to also visit Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier.
As the prospectinve webmaster, I am not complaining. I gained a great gal out of the deal who, suprise, writes a good article. She also works cheap. See “Sourdough Honeymoon,” which in www.AlaskaTravelMagazine.com, was the first of our E-Travel publications (.com) that hopefull will spread from Maine, to Florida, to California, to Hawaii, countering state tourism blah-blah-blah.
Who I really feel are cheated by the state funded competition for advertising in travel brochures, etc., are readers who spend their own nickle to search online for a destination worthwhile of spending their precious vacation days upon. And in particular, I wonder how it it is that while Washington State has 29 Federally recognized tribal reservations, that comprise one-sixth of the total land area, there is so little interest in how the travel czar is delegating motel/hotel/RV park/brochure advertising revenues being spent interesting visitors from Europe, who really seem to understand the importance of Native American Culture. And that only Indians, are from India, or Hollywood!.
My point is that there is much to see visiting a Washington State Native American Reservation. Do your homework first by watching, “Smoke Signals,” an award winning independant film produced by the Spokane Nation. Then visit the Yakama’s wildflower extraganzia of Bird Creek Meadows. And do not miss out on the ‘haute cuisine’ of the Quinault.
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