More than 200 people lined up Tuesday morning at the boat ramp where the Missouri River flows past Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan. They weren't there to ease their canoes into the water, but to watch. Everyone stopped what they were doing to watch six members of the Its Woot Rivermen racing team and their canoe become purified by a Kiowa Indian early Tuesday morning in the drizzling rain and abnormally cool July weather.
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