Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pacific NW History: general
The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1990 within the University of Washington's Department of History, is dedicated to supporting research, teaching, and public programs that promote knowledge on the peoples and issues that have shaped on the Pacific Northwest and North American West.
Center for Columbia River History The mission of the Center for Columbia River History is to promote the study of Columbia River Basin history, a region that includes territory in seven states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah) and one Canadian province (British Columbia).
Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive The 1,200-mile long Columbia River drains a 259,000-square-mile basin that includes territory in seven states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah) and one Canadian province. The Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive project spotlights a variety of people who have migrated to this part of the Pacific Northwest over the past two hundred years, including African Americans, Chinese, German, Jewish, Japanese, Mexican Americans and others.
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online The site features the full text — almost five thousand pages — of the journals. Also included are a gallery of images, important supplemental texts, and video and audio files of selected passages plus Native American perspectives.
Northwest Homesteader This curriculum packet, developed by the Olympic Peninsula Community Museum in partnership with the University Libraries, Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, and the Department of History at the University of Washington, provides materials that relate to the history of homesteading in Washington state. In many respects homesteading was a national story, born of an era when the United States was both agrarian and expansionist. The major themes of this packet invite teachers and students to think about how regional, state, and local history fit within the broader American context.
Image credit: University of Washington - Native Americans fishing at Celilo Falls, Oregon, ca 1910