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Instrumental Quileute elder dies at 58

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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.