The Bighorn Basin………
The journey I am taking has brought me through some amazing scenery, and served to fill in huge gaps in my historical knowledge of the North American continent, but further exploration of the Bighorn Basin has further cemented the rather large gap between the days when woolly mammoths roamed this land, and the much more recent arrival of the white settlers. Worland and Tensleep in the heart of the Bighorn Basin have served not only to provide yet more wonderfully varied scenery, but to fill in at least a little of that gap. Native Americans were here some 12,000 years ago according to the Washakie Museum in Worland – thats quite a long time! They were hunter gatherers, and right up until the arrival of the settlers, it would seem that their lives did not change all that much. There is much more yet to be discovered……………..