TAHMAHNAW: The Bridge of the Gods


Attwell, Jim

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Attwell, Jim. TAHMAHNAW: The Bridge of the Gods. Chicago: Adams Press, 1973. Fourth Printing. pp. x, 65. Small 8vo. Illustrated textured yellow card covers. Replete with many black and white photographs, illustrations. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; fine. The author’s grandparents on his father’s side crossed the plains with ox teams and covered wagons. In 1852 they settled on a donation land claim of 320 acres at what is now Cascade Locks, Oregon. Three hundred and fifty friendly Indians remained living on the property for many years. The author’s father was born here and grew up though childhood with these Indians and spoke their language and also heard their many stories. One of these stories was of the legendary mountain bridge across the Columbia River at this very place. The older Indians told how their papa’s papas walked across the mountain bridge. The mountain bridge’s Indians name was ‘TAHMAHNAW (The Bridge of the Gods). Card Covers. (#912) $20.00