Instrumental Quileute elder dies at 58


Frederick "Sonny" Woodruff Jr., a longtime elder of the Quileute Nation and an instrumental spark in transforming the tradition of canoe journeys into an annual event, died of a heart attack Sept. 26. He was 58. Every year, Mr. Woodruff, of La Push, coordinated the tribe's participation in the event and served as captain of the Quileute Paddlers.