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COLUMBIA: Winter 1996–97 – Vol. 10, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Winter 1996–97 – Vol. 10, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 1996–97 – Vol. 10, No. 4

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
The day the Stillaguamish stopped the Bicentennial Wagon Train.
By Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown

Trade and Change on the Columbia Plateau   6
The arrival of the Europeans precipitated a flash flood of new trade goods, new ideas and new diseases among the Plateau tribes.
By Laura Peers

The USS Olympia   13
This relic of the Spanish-American War remains afloat, a tribute to the glory days of the "white fleet."
By Kenneth L. Calkins

Slow Boats and Fast Water   16
A history of trade and transportation on the not-so-friendly Cowlitz River.
By Bruce Wellepp

History Album   23
"Too many Christmas trees…"

Fay Fuller   24
The first woman to conquer Mount Rainier's summit.
By Betsy Potts

“Outsiders in "the Land of the Free”   30
Aside from having withstood many biases and indignities, Asian Americans in the Northwest have been mistreated by historians as well.
By Roger Daniels

From the Collection   38
Ethnic ephemera.

“One of My Best Children”   39
A Frank Lloyd Wright house on Chambers Creeks in Lakewood.
By Donald Leslie Johnson

Additional Reading   45

Columbia Reviews   46

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