Thomas Doty – Storyteller

Grant & Aggie Singing


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Agnes Baker Pilgrim's late husband Grant was a well-known Yurok drummer and singer. The top photo shows Grant Pilgrim (kneeling) and Grandma Aggie (in green dress) with friends and relations on Fort Point at the 1993 Port Orford Salmon Bake and Honor Ceremony. Grant passed away in 1996, and Grandma Aggie in 2019. The bottom photo is a Yurok gambling tray circa 1900.

Two Yurok Gambling Songs

These songs were sung by Grant and Aggie Pilgrim, with Grant drumming. They were recorded in 1992 in Port Orford, Oregon. (2:47)