A River Lost

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The story of how the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam led to the destruction of a way of life for members of the Arrow Lakes Tribe.



A River Lost  is the familiar story of an ancient culture infringed upon and altered forever by modern technology. It is the story of how the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam led to the destruction of a way of life for members of the Arrow Lakes Tribe. "Sinee mat" and her great-grandmother "Toopa" tell the engaging story of life on the Columbia River before and after the damn. Written beautifully by Lynn Bragg and beautifully illustrated by Virgil "Smoker" Marchand who is a member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes. An honest and beautiful book, A River Lost is one of those rare finds that deals with "difficult" subject matter in an age appropriate way, so that young children can be exposed to the historic and contemporary truth of Native Peoples experience without it being traumatizing or sugar coated.

 

Author: Lynn Bragg

Illustrations: Color paintings by Virgil "Smoker" Marchand

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2010

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Colville Confederated Tribes (Arrow Lakes Band)