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Near Stevensville in Ravalli County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

An Ancient Cultural Landscape

Salish-Pend d'Oreille Place names in the Bitterroot Valley

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
1. An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker
Inscription. From time immemorial, the Bitterroot Valley has been a central part of the aboriginal territory of the Salish people. Although the tribe is now based on the Flathead Indian Reservation north of Missoula, the Bitterroot remains a place of great importance to them. Salish place names offer a powerful way of understanding the tribal relationship to the land. Some place names describe the physical features of a place, or the resources that were abundant there. Others refer back to the stories of Coyote and the creation of the world at the beginning of human time. These ancient names testify to the sustainable tribal presence in the landscape reaching back thousands of years.
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 46° 27.75′ N, 114° 7.878′ W. Marker is near Stevensville, Montana, in Ravalli County. Marker is on U.S. 93 near Indian Prairie Loop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3100 U.S. Highway 93, Stevensville MT 59870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calvin and Magdalene Cook House (approx. 3 miles away); Saint Mary's Mission (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Mary's Mission Historic District
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
2. An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Denayer House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Porter & Buck Building (approx. 3.7 miles away); First State Bank Building (approx. 3.7 miles away); Henry Buck/Stevensville Trading Co (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevensville.
 
More about this marker. There are duplicate markers on either side of the highway.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
3. An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker
An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
4. An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker
An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
5. An Ancient Cultural Landscape Marker
There are duplicate sets of panels on opposite sides of the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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