The Northwest Coast or Three Years Residence in Washington Territory

Full Title The Northwest Coast or Three Years Residence in Washington Territory
ISBN 0295951907
ISBN13 9780295951904
Publisher University of Washington Press
Authors James Gilchrist Swan
Norman H. Clark
Edition Reprint Edition
Publish Date 1972-04-01
Binding Paperback
In 1849 James Swan turned his back on his wife and two children, a prosperous ship-fitting business, and the polite and predictable world of commerce in Boston and fled to the newly opened gold fields in California. Soon sick of the bonanza society, he emigrated to a shallow harbor called Shoalwater Bay (now Willapa Bay) north of the Columbia River in Washington Territory.

Swan eagerly became a part of the frontier community, enjoying the company of both the white settlers and friendly Indians in the area. First published in 1857, his classic account of the western frontier remains fresh and timely for the modern reader. Swan saw himself as both an observer and participant in a barbaric invasion. His interest in the Indians and his acceptance of them as individuals of importance and integrity emerge clearly in a lively and informed narrative.

Dimensions 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)
Subjects General & Miscellaneous American Art
Washington - State & Local History
Native North American Peoples - General & Miscellaneous
Historical Biography - United States - Pioneers
Peoples & Nationalities in Art


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