Black Bruin Awakes

Imitating bears, becoming possessed by their spirit, and sometimes even becoming a bear are all part of Native American Bear Dances. Bear Dances were performed for many reasons: for the Yocuts it was a harvest rite, the Pueblo danced to celebrate the winter solstice, the Delaware renewed the world and the cycle of seasons through …

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Cycles

I’m not hungry, but I eat rice cooked in tomato soup because I think I should. It’s the first thing I’ve eaten today save a donut from the gas station in Bozeman. I felt nauseous when I left my house this morning, I felt nauseous when I reached the North Fork trailhead, and I feel …

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Book Review of Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America by Cliff Jacobson

Some people are really into canoeing. If you’re one of them, or wish you were, pick up the 20th-anniversary edition of . Jacobson has gathered his friends together to produce a very thorough guide to canoeing northern rivers. This hefty tome to wilderness canoeing starts with how to research a river and ends with a …

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