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Where the Waters Begin: The Traditional Nisqually Indian History of Mount Rainier

Author: Carpenter, Cecelia Svinth

Publication Date: 11/04/2015

Format: Paperback

Where The Waters Begin Takes Us Up The Nisqually Side Of Mount Rainier Through The Traditional Beliefs Of The Nisqually People And Their Relationship To The Bountiful Natural Resources The Mountain Offered Them. The Nisqually Are The Original Stewards Of The Prairies, Mountains, And Rivers West Of The Mountain On Lands That Are Now Thurston And Pierce Counties. Living In A More Natural World, Without The Complexities Of Today, They Developed A Coexistence With Nature That Included Respect And Appreciation Of Its Beneficent Forces As Well As Fear Of Its Darker Sides. The Deep Connection The Nisqually People Developed With The Mountain They Called Ta-co-bet Is Best Related Through Their Traditional Stories. Author And Nisqually Tribal Historian Cecelia Svinth Carpenter Brings Those Stories To Life Here In Where The Waters Begin: The Traditional Nisqually Indian History Of Mount Rainier.