"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

29 July 2017

Relatives.


The whole concept of ¨wild¨ was decidedly European, one not shared by the original inhabitants of this continent. What we called ¨wilderness¨ was to the Indian a homeland, ¨abiding loveliness¨ in Salish or Piegan. The land was not something to be feared or conquered, and ¨wildlife¨ were neither wild nor alien; they were relatives.

Doug Peacock

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