The Write Their Dream on the Rock Forever

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Pub Date: 06/25/2019

Pages: 176

Publisher: Talonbooks

Imprint: Talonbooks

ISBN 13: 9781772012200

ISBN 10: 1772012203

Price: / $24.95 CAN$24.95

The Write Their Dream on the Rock Forever

By Annie York, Chris Arnett, Richard Daley

Price: $24.95



About the Book

“The most complete published record of these rock paintings to date.”



Elder Annie York explains the inscriptions on the rocks of British Columbia’s

Stein Valley in this fully revised edition. Her narratives take us back to the wonder

of childhood, and to a time when people and animals lived together in one

psychic dimension.

Annie York, an Nlaka’pamux Elder, was a cultural authority, healer, and oral

teacher. Author, musician, and carver Chris Arnett is a member of the Ngāi Tahu

Māori iwi. Richard Daly is an independent anthropologist.

About the Book

’Nlaka’pamux Elder York explains the red-ochre inscriptions on rocks of the Stein Valley, a landmark in the evolution of writing.


div>Annie York
Annie York, an ‘Nlaka’pamux Elder of Spuzzum, British Columbia, was a cultural authority, healer, and oral teacher who, until her death, imparted knowledge about Indigenous society in the Fraser Canyon of the province. She lived a simple but profound life based on respect for all living things, and a morality which transcended the present century. York’s energetic explanations of rock-writings found in the Stein Valley are published in They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever (1993).

Chris Arnett
Author and carver Chris Arnett is a fourth-generation British Columbian on his mother’s side and a member of the Ngai Tahu, a New Zealand Maori tribe, on his father’s side. With a life-long interest in the prehistory and history of British Columbia and New Zealand, he has researched the archaeology of the Stein River Valley for the ‘Nlaka’pamux Nation Development Corporation and has worked for the Sooke Region Museum and Archives on a historical survey of logging on Vancouver Island’s southwest coast, which was published in 1989.

Richard Daly
Richard Daly is an independent anthropologist who now lives in Norway.