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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dennis Downes  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Dennis is a life long resident of northern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dennis is a painter, sculpter and historian. His book is based on Dennis' broad travels throughout North America and Europe during which he researched ancient cultures and incorporated the research into his artwork. Dennis was first influenced by his own Native American relatives and later by working with several Native American experts and historians across the country. In addition, he has made it his lifelong dedication to finding, identifying, researching, and protecting these culturally-modified living landmarks.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Native American trail marker trees :
ISBN: 9780979789281. OCLC Number: 760920996

Chicago's Books Press,. .

America's first road signs were trees bent as saplings by the Indians, marking trails. They were part of an extensive land and water navigation system that was in place long before the arrival of the first European settlers.