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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Congress has signed off on a plan that will transfer 785 acres of federal parkland along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Washington state to the tiny Quileute Indian tribe, a move aimed at protecting the tribe’s safety in case a tsunami ever strikes.

The tribe is perhaps best known for its role in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels, which resulted in subsequent films. According to the tribe’s legend, a wandering transformer changed the Quileutes from wolves. The story inspired Meyer’s writings and one of her characters, Jacob Black, and draws many “Twilight” fans to visit the reservation.

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