Hank Pallister was raised on his father's ranch, at Turner Valley Alberta, the son of a recognized pioneer family. He lived his early life surrounded by the old-time cowmen and a world of fascinating stories. Later, as Coordinator of Brand Inspection for Alberta, Hank came to know many of the personalities that gave so much to the aura of cowboy life in the Canadian west. His experiences and knowledge of Alberta's cattle brand registrations and ranching history, its lore and memorable characters are recorded here in rich detail. Hank passed away in 2005 at the age of 79.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.