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The Three Brothers are the granite formations to the right of this Yosemite Valley winter scene.
They were named after Ahwahneechee chief Tenaya's three sons, who were taken prisoners by the Mariposa Battalion in 1851. As retribution for a raid on Jim Savage's trading post west of Yosemite Valley, all of the Native Americans were captured or driven out of the Valley. As usual with American and Indian 'relations', the reported raid was justification to kill or remove all Indians from the Valley.

The Ahwahnachee's had named the rock formations "Kom-po-pai-ses" meaning Leaping Frog Rocks.

Below Three Brothers is a small glimpse of Bridal Veil Fall. And in the distant left is Half Dome.

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 0 N: 2010] (8388)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2001-02-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-29 7:17
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