Digital Collections has been busy adding more titles to our Classics in Washington History. Here’s what we have added this week:
Under Native Americans -
Brayton’s narrative was recounted to J.H.A. Bone, editor of the Cleveland Daily Herald, who is presumed to have composed the published version
Depredations and massacre by the Snake river Indians : letter of the acting Secretary of the Interior transmitting a report of the Commissioner of Indian affairs relative to the Indian depredations committed in the state of Oregon and Territory of Washington, and the massacre of emigrants by the Snake river Indians by United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
This volume contains several miscellaneous claims for damages against Indians, plus correspondence concerning an Indian attack against a company of emigrants.
On the Indian tribes inhabiting the northwest coast of America by John Scouler
An early work that describes the major Indian groups. It includes a word list for some basic vocabulary in Shahaptan, Wallawalla and Kleketat.
Report … relative to the Indian disturbances in the Territories of Washington and Oregon by United States. War Dept.
Correspondence between Gov. Isaac Stevens and, various military officers, and the Secretary of War documenting disagreements on how to handle the military campaigns against the Indians in 1855-56.
Under Military History -
Report of an expedition from Fort Colville to Puget Sound by United States. Army. Dept. of the Columbia
This is a narrative by 1st Lieut. Henry Pierce who in 1882 led a small exploring expedition across North Central Washington from Old Fort Colville, in what is now Stevens County, to Puget Sound via Lake Chelan and the Skagit River.
Under 20th Century Events -
Trends in the relocation centers III by War Relocation Authority, Community Analysis Section
This document addresses the concerns of evacuees about the closing of the relocation centers and how their needs were to be met re-entering society.
Classics in Washington History is a digital collection of full-text books, bringing together rare, out of print titles for easy access by students, teachers, genealogists and historians. Visit Washington’s early years through the lives of the men and women who lived and worked in Washington Territory and State. All items are available in DjVu (Plugin required) and Pdf formats.