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    RiveroftheWest, Ojibwa

    two thousand plus years of existence!  How many generations would that be?  And no doubt relationships were formed with other tribes.  Imagine the resources at their disposal: marine, freshwater, field, woods.  I could spend hours looking at a map of the region.  

    There is a gap in the information here as to the tribe's territorial boundaries.  Was the boundary variable over the ages? Is it safe to assume that at its greatest extent it included all of the Snoqualmie River (all of its forks) up to the Divide?    Did it include the Snohomish River from the mouth of the Snoqualmie River to the Sound? If so, that is an immense area.

    I've always wondered if the mountain rivers were navigable.  If so, then what sort of watercraft was used to go from the lowlands to the alpine?  (note: did any tribes west of the divide use horses?).  Wouldn't it be spectactular to trace/recreate the seasonal migration of the people?

    Thank you for the diary.

    We've reached the point where we're unfazed by things that should shake us to the core. –Bill McKibben (Volva Award recipient)

    by ume on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 07:24:56 AM PDT

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