Author Robert Sell's New Book "The Ceremony at the Crying Tree" Is a Period Novel About a Sinixt Family Living Along the Columbia River in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Recent release “The Ceremony at the Crying Tree” from Page Publishing author Robert Sell is a story depicting the life of a typical native American family of the Sinixit tribe along the upper Columbia River during the last half of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries.

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Robert Sell, a retired millwright who has written two history books and fourteen novels, has completed his new book “The Ceremony at the Crying Tree”: an evocative glimpse of life for the native peoples dependent upon the Columbia River for the salmon upon which they subsisted.

The Ceremony at the Crying Tree depicts the life of a typical Sinixt Indian family living along the upper Columbia River during the last half and the first half of the nineteenth/twentieth centuries.

This family traveled from Revelstoke, British Columbia each summer in their sturgeon-nosed canoes to Kettle Falls on the Columbia to fish for salmon. Their way of life was ended when the US government built the Grand Coulee Dam and the backwater covered the falls. The salmon could no longer swim from the ocean up the river to spawn. That affected fourteen tribes whose high-protein diet of salmon was effectively ended.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Robert Sell’s work of historical fiction sheds light on a lost way of life for many groups of America’s native peoples.

Readers who wish to experience this fascinating work can purchase “The Ceremony at the Crying Tree” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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