Thursday, September 04, 2008

Northern Wyoming

Photograph: Ryan describing how the sweat lodge is used near Ethete, Wyoming.

I visited Dubois, Wyoming a few years ago, but it has taken this long to figure out what to write about this experience. There is a real dichotomy about this place that is difficult to capture in words. This is where photography can take the place of words and present those differences in a way that speaks beyond words to unveil the more subtle nuances of the situation. The photo above is a traditional sweat lodge in Ethete, Wyoming.

Photograph: Mike, a teacher of the Aprapaho language, demonstrates his teaching technique near Ethete, Wyoming.

There is an active arts and educational community in the lands of the northern Arapaho near Fort Washakie and Ethete. There is also special effort to develop new ways of teaching the Arapaho language. The photo above was taken in Arapahoe, Wyoming.

Photograph: Roundup time at John Finley's ranch near Dubois, Wyoming.

This is the land of ranchers, but even here, the arts are an important part of daily life.

Photograph: A scene on Jphn Finley's ranch near Dubois, Wyoming.

Photograph: John headed out early to tend to his ranch near Dubois, Wyoming.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post infers that these pictures are in Dubois, when in reality at least two of them are not - perhaps you could identify the pic from the sweatlodge from Ethete, WY, and the pic with the book from Arapahoe, WY?

12:37 PM  
Blogger Walt Hubis said...

Thanks for your comments - you are absolutely correct. I'll revise this post to reflect the actual locations.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Michaela Ruth said...

The picture from Arapahoe, Wy, is my dad! I'm sure he was teaching you how to say boy in Arapaho. The picture from Ethete, is a picture of my uncle as well! It looks very nice and it's true a picture says everything that cannot be said. Thanks

9:09 AM  
Blogger Michaela Ruth said...

The picture from Arapahoe, WY, is a picture of my dad! He looks like he's teaching you or telling you how to say boy in Arapaho. The first picture, in Ethete, is a picture of my uncle as well. It looks very nice. Thanks

9:12 AM  

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