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By Ron Anglin

Indian population some time past laid out the elemental trip routes in crucial Washington's Grand Coulee nation, and of their footsteps a number of explorers, fur investors, missionaries, scientists, artists, miners, army street developers, and homesteaders.

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Ocean levels fell worldwide, draining shallow seas to expose Beringia and other continental shelves that previously had been underwater. After colonizing Beringia from Asia, these early immigrants (known as Paleo-Indians) apparently continued southward down a dry corridor between ice sheets in western Canada that had opened by about 12,000 years ago. They were migratory hunters, entering a landscape occupied by ice age elephants, giant ground sloths, an antique breed of long-horned bison, caribou, horses, camels, and other large mammals that roamed the Page 20 New World.

Having dressed in their best finery and decorated the horses with feathers and paints, the cavalcade of riders is journeying south to visit a village of kinfolk located in the lakes area of the lower coulee, a few miles below Dry Falls. Artist Keith Powell has researched historic photographs of Sinkiuse men to depict the faces of the warriors in the foreground. Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Editor's Preface xi Branding Irons xv I. Introduction 1 II. The Big Bend Country 7 III. The Original Inhabitants 19 IV.

LINDEMAN, EDITOR WSU PRESS PULLMAN, WASHINGTON Page xv Branding Irons Disclaimer These images have not been included in the electronic version of this book Depictions of authentic turn-of-the-century Big Bend livestock brands are presented at the start of each chapter in Forgotten Trails. Chapter I, p. 1Hanging H brand, Ben Hutchinson, Crab Creek Chapter II, p. 7Double X quarter circle, Billy St. Clair, Lower Crab Creek Chapter III, p. 19Bar 7 horse brand, Drumheller family, Moses Lake Chapter IV, p.

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