Eileen Delehanty Pearkes

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes explores the connection between landscape and the human imagination in her work. Now in its second printing, The Geography of Memory continues to inform and inspire readers across Canada and in the northwestern United States. She has published three books, the most recent of which is The Glass Seed (www.timeless.org) and she writes a regular column for The North Columbia Monthly. Eileen lives in Nelson, B.C.

Titles by the Author

The Geography of Memory

Recovering Stories of a Landscape's First People

The Sinixt, or "Arrow Lakes Indians," are the original inhabitants of the Upper Columbia Basin. Decimated by disease, displaced by settlement, and devastated by the dams that flooded their village and burial sites and eliminated ocean salmon from their territory, they were as a final insult declared "extinct" by the Canadian government in 1956. Yet they have steadfastly maintained close cultural and spiritual ties to their homeland.

In a quest for understanding, Eileen Delehanty Pearkes set out to find the lost story behind the Sinixt First Nation. With the help of contemporary Sinixt people, Pearkes travelled, researched, and interviewed her way through a course of discovery. Her personal account is imbued with a deep respect for the land and its First Peoples.

FIRST NATIONS HISTORY • 96 pp • 6 x 9 • colour maps, colour and b/w photos and illustrations
ISBN 0-9731222-0-X • paper • $19.95

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