“The Wenatchi people called their place on earth by the name Winatsa, meaning ‘Water Gushing Out.’ The entire region is spectacular. From any direction, the Wenatchee Valley appears as a distinctive landscape…It is a magical place today, with the crisp air blowing through the canyons, the sweet smell of pine trees, and the rushing sound of water that never ends. The Indian stories about this sacred site are every bit a part of our nation’s history…Many elders enjoy telling their stories about the Owl Sisters, the Salmon People, Coyote, and a host of other characters. Scheuerman is not Wenatchi, but he has accurately represented the people, their lives, languages, and cultures.”—from the Foreword by Dr. Clifford E. Trafzer
The native people of the mid-Columbia nurture a deep spiritual connection to their surroundings. Oral histories and accounts taken from archival documents survey legendary regional geologic formations and weave a fascinating interpretive history of the Wenatchis. The narrative is lavishly illustrated with period lithographs and John Clement’s stunning photographs.
Illustrations / photographs / maps / bibliography / index / 168 pages (2005)
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