Gary Camp (Bend, Or.)
>1. Left Coast before Spanish? Indigenous people, Chinese or Japanese(I don't really think there is much evidence of them)? The Russians were after the star of Spainish exploration, at least I'm pretty sure they were.
2.Think a kind of lumber famous in the mid east used to build King Solomon's temple? Cedar, but Western Red, not Juniper, (I think that Juniper is really closer to Cedars of Lebanon). Myrtlewood grows on the "left" coast and in the Middle East, but in Solomon's temple? Hmmm
3. A religious practice, to a lesser extent political and conservation.
Man, how to put these clues all together.
All I can come up with is... The Northwest Coast Natives could build their plank houses out of trees that fell down that they could beg from the forest. Or Inland, they could build Wikiups from deadfall branches, wood that they begged.
Boy what a strech for either of those.