Slash burner thing

June 28, 2011

Below Weichpec

Obviously, I don’t know the technical term for this huge… thing.  It is just tucked amongst the trees looking very cool on the road below Weichpec.  There is another in the main town of Hoopa, but is doesn’t look this cool…

I took this one for scale

So, my daughter was giving me crap for not knowing the technical term for this thing so I googled “slash burner photo” and found… these.  Guess it is a slash burner after all. 

This was is especially interesting because it is built right over a creek.  Convenient before folks started concerning themselves with water quality and such…


Dolly “A-Cha-Wish” Sepatan (1845-1915)

May 10, 2011
Dolly “A-Cha-Wish” Sepatan (1845-1915)

This is one of my husband’s ancestors.

He is Yurok.

Sometimes the “native ways” seem very long ago.
Other times, not so much.

Early Brizard Store, Weichpec

January 30, 2011
Brizard Store and Post Office, Weichpec

Definitely worth clicking on repeatedly to enlarge…

 This store used to exist less than a 1/4 mile west of the Weichpec Bridge towards Martin’s Ferry.  It is just an empty lot now…

On the opposite side of the road is an old cemetery where some of my husband’s ancestors are buried.

It is rather sad and beautiful place [see previous post].