A River's Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn

Written by:
Patricia Newman
Narrated by:
Katie Anvil Rich

Unabridged Audiobook

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Release Date
January 2023
Duration
0 hours 33 minutes
Summary
For thousands of years, the Elwha river flowed north to the sea. The river churned with salmon, which helped feed bears, otters, and eagles. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, known as the Strong People located in the Pacific Northwest, were grateful for the river's abundance. All that changed in the 1790s when strangers came who did not understand the river's gifts. The strangers built dams, and the environmental consequences were disastrous. Sibert honoree Patricia Newman and award-winning illustrator Natasha Donovan join forces to tell the story of the Elwha, chronicling how the Strong People successfully fought to restore the river and their way of life.
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