TAC International Film and Video Festival Proving Up and Settling Down



For more than 9000 years, the basalt cliffs of Hells Canyon have witnessed the ebb and flow of Native American tribes, trappers, miners and homesteaders as each group has sought to leave its mark on America's deepest river gorge. Hells Canyon comes to life in this film as historian Horace Axtell (a descendant of Chief Joseph's band of Nez Perce) and early Hells Canyon residents share their stories of work and family, isolation and ingenuity, in the canyon they called home in the early 20th century.


2nd cabin at Battle Creek, 1932     Hay barge on Snake River




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Length: 25 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Producer: Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm
Producers Web site: http://www.hareinthegate.com
Distributor: Idaho Power Company
Distributor Web site: http://www.idahopower.com
Copyright: 2006 by Idaho Power Co.