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Other photos of the Xeni Gwet'in and the Nemiah Valley
I took this photo on my final research trip into the Nemiah Valley on August 12, 2009. A herd of six to ten horses crossed the road just in front of me minutes after a small herd of cattle had stood in the road blocking my car. I had photos of the cows, and wanted the horses, too, but even tame horses are skittery, so I didn't step away from my car to get the shot. I simply stood in the doorway and leaned over the roof of the car and clicked while the stallion stared me down.
When I arrived at the outfitters where I was to stay the night, I was told the photo was of wild horses. Needless to say, I was thrilled.
I didn't take photos of the people themselves. I felt like that might be considered disrespectful. Here are some photos you can view online.
Books About The Xeni Gwet'in And The Nehemiah Valley Of The Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin)When I researched the Xeni Gwet'in, I got my information from the Internet, TV, and finally from interviewing the band council. I knew about the Xeni Gwet'in nation because I began my life in the area. My aunt had been the telephone operator in Alexis Creek, and although I had never been in the Nemiah Valley, I had been on Highway 20 often.
So books were not at the top of my research tools.
Here is the little I did read.
This link takes you to a list of books about first nations. (This link opens in a new window.)
This link takes you to a list of books about the Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) area. (This link opens in a new window.)
Links to other information about the Xeni Gwet'in
So what can you share about the Xeni Gwet'in?
Do you have a photo of the Nemiah Valley? A story about it? An interesting Xeni Gwet'in fact that would amaze others?