Montana Outdoors

March 8, 2010

Burying the hatchet

Filed under: Montana, Outdoors — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:09 pm

“Bury the hatchet”, is an old colloquialism meaning “to make peace”, alluding to the practice by Native Americans of putting away the tomahawk at the cessation of hostilities.

Down river a mile or so from this cliff along the Clark Fork

Cliff by the Clark Fork

there is a fairly sizable flat, forested area, also along the river, running roughly a half mile long and a quarter mile wide. Remaining there are signs of some kind of activity from many years ago, perhaps a small logging operation or maybe even mining activities. At the western edge of this area, a big old Ponderosa pine has since put an entirely new twist on the old practice of “burying the hatchet”.

Buried hatchet

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