ANCESTRA 1 (ebook)
Ancestral imagery from the BC Interior: Stein Valley/Cornwall Hills
My first encounter with pictographs of the BC Interior came about through a newly established friendship with Charles Brown, a Nlaka'pamux First Nations artist and trail guide from Lytton. Auspiciously, it was the sacred, pictographic artistry of his ancestors that first drew Charles and I together. That first meeting came on a day-trip into the Stein Valley sponsored by Kumsheen Rafting Adventures as part of the annual Lytton River Festival. Charles led the trip and I participated as an avid photographer.
Since first meeting Charles, I have traveled with him on a number of occasions deep into the regional landscape of our homes. Recently, this included a motorcycle trip to an ancient pictograph site near the base of the Cornwall Hills near Ashcroft.
My photos from these two journeys with Charles (Charlie) Brown are what make up this book. May these images by the Old Ones feed your ancestral soul!
Dwayne Edward Rourke
Spences Bridge, BC