Heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin features stories about the clashes between people and nature, genders and generations, Whites and Natives, lawbreakers and the law, conquerors and conservationists. First in a series, this anthology of diverse voices tells the story of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, a harshly beautiful and remote region in BC's north. The stories cover a wide range of topics, including Native life on the cusp of change and how that change is handled; gold miners seeking adventure but finding heartache and occasionally riches; travellers on the famous Cariboo Road; and the first tourist to the area. The authors speak of differences, but also of common ground, of places where the voices harmonise with shared concerns, dreams and goals that cross all boundaries in the timeless human striving to explore and create, and to build a place to call home. This collection of voices sings to the beat of the one true Cariboo-Chilcotin heart, sounding out its strength and humility, grit and humour, community and self-sacrifice.aquot;Ia#39;m going to try my hand at tanning the deer hide.aquot; The way Lillian said it, tanning a deer hide was simple. aquot;And make Veasy a pair of buckskin moccasins.aquot; That sounded simple too. Skeptically I asked, aquot;You ever tan a deer hide before?
|Title||:||Heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin|
|Publisher||:||Heritage House Publishing Co - 2006|