Hiking Mount Rainier National Park: A Guide to the Park’s by Mary Skjelset, Heidi Schneider

By Mary Skjelset, Heidi Schneider

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Fully up-to-date and revised, Hiking Mount Rainier is a accomplished and concise advisor to the well-maintained trails nestled among the 2 significant metropolises of the Pacific Northwest.

Included are sixty hike descriptions for hikers of every age and ability degrees.

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Most tribal names were ascribed by the Spanish and often indicated individual caciques. Inter-clan warfare was common. Slaves from neighboring tribes were captured for labor and ceremonial sacrifice, while women were taken as concubines. Gold ornamentation indicated status. Highranking individuals were interred with their wealth; their slaves were often killed and buried alongside to serve them in the afterlife. Each tribe lived communally in large thatched huts, and although modest urban settlements have been discovered, principally at Guayabo on the southern slopes of Volcán Turrialba, nowhere did elaborate temple structures result.

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