Native Americans traveled trails before white settlers arrived

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and trails

This is the second in the series covering the Roads and Trails Program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS).

CONDON – Salish Kootenai College Professor and Specialist in Culture and Language Tim Ryan discussed the trails which Native American tribes used when traveling through the region that later became known as the Upper Swan Valley. For the Native people, travel on those trails was intricately woven into the circle of their lives.

Before he began teaching at the Salish Kootenai College, Ryan was an archeologist with an expertise in mapping using the newest s...

 

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