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The Worm: Tribal women swim out of Alcatraz

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In the swim: Swimming across San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Island is no easy feat. There are the strong tidal currents, the cold water and the knowledge than a few prisoners drowned as they tried to swim their way to freedom when the island was a prison.

But five members of the Colville Confederated Tribes did it Oct. 14. Their efforts were part of the Preservation of Authentic Traditions and Healing program for Native Americans.

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