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COLUMBIA: Summer 2014 – Vol. 28, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2014 – Vol. 28, No. 2

History Commentary 2
Rite of passage.
By Janet Grimes

Slave Master or Benefactor?  6
When he took up his post as Washington Territory’s surveyor general prior to the Civil War, James Tilton brought a slave with him to Olympia.

By Judy Bentley and Lorraine McConaghy

From the Collection 12
Klan revival.

Eugene Linden 13
A bright musical career derailed.
By André M. Peñalver

Reluctant Warriors 16
Fear, mistrust, and misunderstanding ignited the “Steptoe Battle,” which led to a terrible campaign of retribution aimed at Columbia Plateau tribes.
By Mahlon E. Kriebel

History Album 23
The Wilkeson conflagration.

Mother White 24
Washington’s gold lifesaving medalist Martha Greer White went on to become an Alaska pioneer and entrepreneur.
By Shanna Stevenson

Retrospective Reviews 28
The Light on the Island by Helen Glidden.
By Peter Donahue

Notices & Additional Reading 29

Columbia Reviews 30

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