• Creator
  • Sluiskin
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1915
  • Description
  • Sluiskin was a Yakima Indian who served as the guide for P.B. Van Trump and Hazard Stevens during their historic 1870 climb of Mount Rainier, which was the first recorded summit of the mountain. This is a copy of the warning that Sluiskin gave to Van Trump and Stevens attempting to dissuade them from going to the summit, as remembered by P.B. Van Trump. The warning begins, "Listen to me, my good friends. I must talk to you. Your plan to climb ... more
    Sluiskin was a Yakima Indian who served as the guide for P.B. Van Trump and Hazard Stevens during their historic 1870 climb of Mount Rainier, which was the first recorded summit of the mountain. This is a copy of the warning that Sluiskin gave to Van Trump and Stevens attempting to dissuade them from going to the summit, as remembered by P.B. Van Trump. The warning begins, "Listen to me, my good friends. I must talk to you. Your plan to climb Takhoma is all foolishness. No one can do it and live. A mighty chief dwells upon the summit in a lake of fire. He brooks no intruders. Many years ago, my grandfather, the greatest and bravest chief of all the Yakimas, climbed nearly to the summit. There he caught sight of the fiery lake and the infernal demon coming to destroy him and he fled down the mountain, glad to escape with his life. Where he failed, no other Indian ever dared make the attempt.". less
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    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012