Last Saturday we went to visit an outdoor pottery sale at the cutest compound. The owners welcomed us with open arms and offered us hot cider. We chatted for a while, warmed up by the fire and made our way back home.
We had seen the prettiest view on the way there so we stopped to shoot a couple pics before the light would disappear.
For some reason I keep mixing up these Three Sisters (North Sister, Middle Sister and South Sister formerly named Faith, Hope and Charity by early settlers) with the Native American Three Sisters (corn, bean and squash) and this all because I was reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer when I moved to this region.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I might have also come across the legend of the Australian Three Sisters and mixed it all up (it's quite fascinating).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This constantly makes me think about the people who first lived on this land and what they must have called these 3 volcanic peaks.⠀⠀⠀
This map is an amazing resource to learn more about the land you're standing on today and the people who cared for it before you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This week, I read more about it on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde websites to learn the history of the Klamath Tribes, the Klamaths, the Modocs and the Yahooskin and this breathtakingly beautiful region. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you want to craft your own land ackowledgement statement, check out this guide.
Where do you live? What's the story of the land you're standing on?