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People began living in what’s now Washington at least 10,000 years ago. They could have come by way of a land bridge that became exposed when water levels fell during the last Ice Age, connecting North America to Asia. Thousands of years later, many Native American tribes including the Yakima, Chinook, Nez Perce, and Puget Sound Salish lived on the land.

Washington Barry the bald eagle meets rocker Goldie the American goldfinch, the state bird of Washington. They rock out in the city of Seattle, tour forests, and learn about the state's industry. There's rain in the forecast, but that doesn't stop Barry and Goldie from flying out to some of Washington's biggest volcanoes—making this episode explosive!