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Leg 5: East Coast segment honors multiple Native American tribes

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    Nearly 40 years to the day that the Hokule‘a crew sighted land in French Polynesia on its maiden voyage, the vessel sailed into New York in June 2016, passing the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

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    Musician and community advocate Laulani Teale greets master navigator Bruce Blankenfeld after a welcome ceremony in New York.

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    Native American tribes from across the Northeast gathered at the Mashpee Wampanoag Pow Wow near Cape Cod, Mass. Hokule‘a crew members participated in the gathering as they sailed up the East Coast. A young girl showing off her regalia dances with her friends and family.

The nine-month expedition made pivotal and much-hyped stops in urban Washington and New York. Read more

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