Wind River Ranch
Attn: TK Rosevear
What’s in the Name?
The naming of this space was somewhat obvious our first night here in Fall 2006, as the winds were gusting around 35-40 mph and nine acres of the property is literally the Naches River.
If you had already googled “Wind River Ranch”, you’d have found it is certainly not an ‘original thought;, although we are related to the Wyoming namesake, who are also decendants of “Uncle Nick” Elijah Wilson (The White Indian Boy, which the movie ‘Wind River’ depicted) who was infamously remembered for being stolen by the Shoshone indians, as well as being one of the first Pony Express riders in the United States. My husband, Lynn was a great-grandchild of Sadie Wilson ~ a niece of “Uncle Nick” ~ and was gifted in 1949 with a print of the book written in 1906 and published in 1910 by the Skelton Book Company of Salt Lake. The book was later edited by Howard Diggs, and in that form became a textbook in schools all over America.
My husband jokingly referred to me as his ‘indian’ who stole his heart, as my heritage is Cherokee/Choctaw, named ‘WindOwl’, as he seriously noted that it ran in his family.
It was our intention, upon arriving here, to let the “Circle of Life” happen here without ours or any other humans’ intervention and it is my goal to continue stewarding the ‘end of my rainbow’ while learning from and just watching NATURE BE.