Monday, April 27, 2015

Memory enhancement: 1955 and all that

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Paint pots
Watercolour and crayon
©2015 Charlene Brown
For centuries, the Ktunaxa, Stoney and Blackfoot First Nations used the ochre beds surrounding the ‘paint pots’ in Kootenay National Park as a source of pigments for ceremonial purposes.  The ore was even mined for a time in the early 20th century, before it was decided that this was incompatible with the objectives of the National Park system.
I was there on a school hike in 1955,
and have vivid memories of the site and its surroundings... well, not that vivid actually, and not necessarily in the arrangement shown.