the place where the kootenay go up The Aboriginal History of Waterton Lakes National Park, before the Europeans
the place where the kootenay go up
The Aboriginal History of Waterton Lakes National Park, before the Europeans
Today, Waterton Lakes National Park, in southwestern Alberta, is a popular tourist destination. The Canadian side of Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the first Europeans to witness the beauty of the area was Thomas Blakiston, a member of the Palliser Expedition, who crossed what is now called the South Kootenay Pass on September 6, 1858. He was said to have "discovered" the area, yet Indigenous peoples had been inhabiting and traversing it for thousands of years. More latterly, it was used by the people of the Blackfoot Nation, who called the pass, "the place where the Kootenay go up," while the Kootenay people (the K'tunaxa), called it "the buffalo cow trail." This book is about that mountain pass and the area around it.
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