“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
~ Pablo Picasso

Gros Ventre, Wyoming

The Gros Ventre Tribe originated in Canada and migrated south into Montana. Some continued on south to Wyoming. Their name is pronounced “grow-vahnt “ which may mean “big belly.” We aren’t sure why the French called them this.

This area along the Gros Ventre River in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park bears their name. I’ve always thought, looking out over these hills and trees under fresh snow, that the scene looked like a painting.