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Native Horses

Native Americans originally traveled by shanks ponies–or on foot. Natives obtained their first horses from Spanish explorers in 1540. Some of those original horses escaped and turned wild and are now coined Mustangs. The first horse used by Natives, now having its own registry, is the American Indian Horse. Its ancestry consists of Spanish Barb, […]

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The Speckled Fish People

 Hannah’s Journey Book Launch is a month away! Planning is moving from a walk to a trot. A fast, long trot.  And you are the first to get all sneak peaks! The next several posts will deal with food, Native culture, horses and more that appear in Hannah’s Journey. The Speckled Fish People Today the […]

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Swallowed by the Flood Part II

As you recall from my last post, in 1930, Inchelium and all towns north of Coulee Dam had to be moved to higher ground. Lake Roosevelt, the backwaters from Grand Coulee Dam to Kettle Falls, would rapidly flood several towns along the Columbia River. Men cut trees, moved buildings, and grieved a life soon to […]

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Shut Out of the Woods

I had my day planned. A day of rest after a week of hard colt riding and three days of hosting a cowgirl retreat at my ranch.  The morning allowed me to catch up on Women Writing the West correspondence and conference committee follow-ups. With all of that done, I planned to eat and get […]

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