Winter 2016-17 COLUMBIA
Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Winter 2016-17 – Vol. 30, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 2016–17 – Vol. 30, No. 4

Oregon Territory's Struggle for Sovereignty 2
Settlers in the Far West sought to strike a balance between self-governance and dependence on a growing transcontinental empire.
By Kathryn Eigen

A Spirit Unbound 7
Physical limitations did not prevent Washington artist Peggy Strong from pursuing her chosen career.
By David F. Martin

Black Harris 13
An exceptional Northwest trapper and guide whose early life and ethnicity remain a mystery.
By R. Gregory Nokes

From the Collection 21
High tea.

"True to Truman" "Booth Who" "Dump Reagan" 22
Political buttons are a fascinating element of the material culture related to state and national politics.
By John Hughes

Columbia Reviews 26

Retrospective Reviews 28

The fiction and folklore of James Stevens.
By Peter Donahue

Notices & Additional Reading 29

History Album 32


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