In July 1831, the intermittent fever first descended upon the Kalapuyans of the Willamette Valley. . . . By 1833 the fever had spread as far south as California's Sacramento Valley, likely transmitted by the HBC trapping brigades.
At the Hearth of the Crossed Races: A French-Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century Oregon, 1812-1859 by Melinda Marie Jette.
Jette re-examines the traditional history of the Pacific Northwest that put Anglo-American settlers at the center of the story. Instead, she looks at the role of French-Canadian fur trappers, their Native American wives, and the Kalapuyan people they married into.
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I love reading historical fiction concerning Native Americans. That time period is so fascinating, but sad for the Indians. :)ReplyDelete
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