COLUMBIA: Fall 2005 – Vol. 19, No. 3
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Fall 2005 – Vol. 19, No. 3
From the Editor 2
History Commentary 3
Nettie Craig Asberry, a pillar of Tacoma’s African American community.
By Antoinette Broussard
Tracking “The Explorer” 7
Rudyard Kipling’s adventure poem sparked many a Pacific Northwest “explorer.”
By Robert R. Hunt
Mother Joseph 15
A formidable force for good in Washington’s territorial days.
By Mary L. Stough
From the Collection 17
One big union.
Adventures in Ichthyology 18
Lewis and Clark made it a challenge for future fish experts to identify all the varieties of fish encountered during the expedition.
By Dennis D. Dauble
Native American in the Land of the Shogun 24
Ranald MacDonald—son of a Chinook princess and a Hudson’s Bay Company official—yearned to visit Japan.
By Frederik L. Schodt
History Album 33
An early Pathé newsreel featured Yakima’s Blossom Festival in 1912.
A Lady in the Senate 34
Reba Hurn became the first woman elected to the Washington State Senate.
By Laura Arksey
Retrospective Reviews 42
The novels of Mary Brinker Post.
By Peter Donahue
Additional Reading 45
Columbia Reviews 46
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