Sinixt in the Slocan,
The Last 3,000 Years
48 page booklet. Although unknown until recently by the settler society that displaced them in the 19th century, the Sinixt have lived in the Slocan Valley for the last 3,000 years, perhaps much longer.
The booklet is divided into three sections written by four authors. In Part 1, archaeologists Nathan Goodale and Alissa Nauman of Hamilton College, report on the results of their on-site investigations at Slocan Narrows. Cole Harris, retired historical geographer (UBC), provides an engaging historical portrait in Part 2. In Part 3, anthropologist Lori Barkley takes the reader from 1900 to the present, writing of the return of the Sinixt to the valley and the difficulties and opportunities this has created for them. The booklet was designed and produced by Sean Arthur Joyce, with full-colour illustrations throughout. This makes the archaeological maps and rock paintings spring to life from the page.