Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: At the Hearth of the Crossed Races

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.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

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