Mystery of the Trees: Native American Markers of a Cultural
Way of Life that Soon May be Gone, Don & Diane Wells With Dr.
John Nardo, Robert Wells & Lamar Marshall
In the book Mystery of the Trees, Don and
Diane Wells spent six years documenting a rapidly disappearing part
of the cultural heritage of the Indians. Indian trail trees
are sacred to the Native Americans, and their preservation is very
important. While many of these trees can live to be 300 to 600
years old, some are near the end of their lives.
Some of the trees are found marking old Indian
trails. Others point to water, shelter, or stream crossings.
The techniques for bending a tree into a particular shape have, for
the most part, been lost. These "living artifacts" are a
testimony to the skills and knowledge of the Indian people and their
oneness with nature.
Paper cover, spiral bound, 218 pages, full color illustrations
and photographs, 6 x 8.5".
Mystery of the Trees $23.95