Tipi | Twisp, WA | 2008

Like a ghost, the tipi emerged then faded behind a veil of snow and fog. From where we stood, it looked like a time warp. Native Americans had camped for centuries on this rise above Beaver Creek. But a skirmish with early white settlers (just downstream) frayed the Indians’ elemental bond to the place, and they eventually shied away. Could our neighbor’s tipi help conjure their return?