Retracing the Ancestors’ Steps

( – promoted by navajo)

The  ancestors would be pleased. Members of the Confederated Tribes on the Umatilla Indian Reservation went hunting with trucks and rifles, but kept to the spirit of the ancestors in their hunt.

“They’re letting our elders that have gone on now know we haven’t forgot what they’ve done,” said Fermore Craig, Sr., a tribal member who knows stories of the old hunters. “They broke that trail. Our elders made that trail for us to follow. We’ll keep that connection between the buffalo and us.”

Craig notes that the land remembers the people, and that the people remember the land.