Bob Love recalls moving from Western Pennsylvania, where he grew up, to Columbia Falls, Montana, where he’s lived since 1977. He describes his experiences with the local Blackfoot tribe, attending pow-wows and sweat lodge ceremonies, and how those experiences have shaped his own spirituality and philosophy of interacting with the natural environment. He discusses the concept of sustainable living, and the differences between Western and Native philosophy in terms of lifestyle and forestry. He recalls his time working as a logger and timber faller in Idaho and Montana for various logging companies, and his observations on the state of environmentalism in the logging industry. He discusses his philosophy on “re-inhabitation,” or becoming native to a place, childrearing, and general spirituality.
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
OH 422-062, 063
2 sound cassettes (01:00:00 min. each) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)
Love, Bob, "Bob Love Interview, October 23, 2001" (2001). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 63.