Enhanced with spectacular photographs from John Clement, travel through time among the Palouse Country’s beauty and expanse, starting with its First Peoples. Depending on the season, the four Plateau Indian tribes dwelled along its rivers, streams, and bunchgrass hills, maintaining an intimate relationship with the land and utilizing its natural bounty until the government forced the majority onto reservations and opened the land to immigration.
Native-born Americans and Canadians, Irish and British, Chinese and Japanese, Empire, Volga, and Black Sea Germans, Norwegians, and Swedes all came, and many formed distinct settlements. Most farmed or raised stock, but some built roads and railroads or mined for gold. Chapters covering the various groups depict events that prompted emigration, describe the settlers’ transitions and living conditions, chronicle significant people and families, discuss major influences that impacted the population, and recount how the communities grew and changed.
Retired Seattle Pacific University Associate Professor Dr. Richard D. Scheuerman grew up on a small Palouse Country farm between Endicott and St. John, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, an M.A. in History from Pacific Lutheran University, and a B.A. in History and Education from Washington State University. The co-author of more than ten books on Pacific Northwest history, he has received the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal, the Washington Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Schneidmiller Foundation grant, and the University of California-Riverside Rupert Costo Medallion for Research
The recipient of more than sixty regional, national, and international awards for pictorial and commercial photography, John Clement began his career in the mid-1970s and has since exhibited in numerous galleries and art shows, including one in the permanent collection of the International Hall of Fame of Photography. He has two associate degrees in photography, as well as a Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America.