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Paradise in Sanders County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Earth's Blood Flows Past You

Clark Fork Corridor: The River

 
 
The Earth's Blood Flows Past You Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 22, 2011
1. The Earth's Blood Flows Past You Marker
Inscription. For thousands of years the Sqelixw—people of the Salish, Pend Oreille and Kalispel tribes—inhabited the valleys of the Clark Fork and other rivers of western Montana. They used their extensive knowledge of the natural world to create and maintain a comfortable lifeway. By preserving and enhancing the Earth Mother and her plants, animals and waterways, they were, in turn, sustained by them.

Today, the Sqelixw follow their belief that all waterways are arteries of the Earth Mother. The fast-flowing waters nourish plants, animals, fish, birds and humans. They continue to use, maintain and respect the natural world in the practice of their traditional lifeways.

Antoine Chief Eagle
(1865-1936)
A member of the Pend Oreille tribe, Antoine was known for setting long, narrow, reed traps to harvest fish from the numerous rivers and streams in this area.
 
Erected by Lolo National Forest.
 
Location. 47° 19.046′ N, 114° 48.283′ W. Marker is in Paradise, Montana, in Sanders County. Marker is on State Highway 135 3.3 miles south of State Highway 200, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paradise MT 59856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Clark Fork (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 22, 2011
2. The Clark Fork (facing south)
At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Native People Sustained Through Many Millennia (here, next to this marker); Phantom Formation Is Rock Solid In Corridor (a few steps from this marker); Coursing Through Miles Of Montana (approx. 1.9 miles away); Searching For Fur And A Finer Life (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Lolo National Forest. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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