Almost Out of the World. Scenes in Washington Territory: The Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1859-61. Northwest History, James G. Swan.

Almost Out of the World. Scenes in Washington Territory: The Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1859-61.

Tacoma: Washington State Historical Society, 1971. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in in green cloth binding in a Near Fine dust jacket with just a hint of sunning to the spine. Beginning in 1852, James Swan was an early explorer of the Pacific Northwest and especially the region's Native American residents. He quickly learned their language, their jargon and their culture. Swan's knowledge of the native culture led to his being hired by Isaac Stevens in Washington D.C. to help Stevens craft Indian Treaties. Swan returned to the Northwest in 1859 at Stevens' suggestion and worked with the local Indian agent amongst the Makah tribe in Neah Bay expanding his knowledge of tribal legends and also worked as a teacher on the reservation. This volume is Swan's account of his two years working and exploring the northern regions of Puget Sound. Item #26545

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