"First was the land. Then came the people. Elbow's History grows out of the location." Just as the water of the Aiktow still flows unseen through the lake, a current from events long past moves through life here today.
From the earliest people who first flaked their spear points and fashioned their cooking pots from the clay along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River more than 4,000 years ago, to the people who last launched their kayaks into the waters of Lake Diefenbaker in 2013, this book traces the history and the impact of the people who traveled through and sometimes settled in this increasingly popular area. The look is both personal and up-close, inviting the reader to come along and "see" what other saw before them.