First Peoples

Be Like the Mouse Beneath the Hawk

This is Pahto, mistakenly called Mount Adams. She is one of the wives of the sun. Look at her rising like the sun over the White Swan plain. We’re a long way from the Snake River of yesterday, but she makes a good point about reading the earth. Take a look.adams


See that? No? Look again.

holeShe has a blowhole on the top of her head! That’s one way you can tell she’s not a human. Call her a mountain, if you like, but the Yakima Valley is hers. So are you if you walk there. Walk like you have a predator and a benefactor. Walk with that respect. Like a hawk, she might take you at any moment. Or she might not.

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