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Thank you Richard Scheuerman for the Amazing History Presentation on the Tribal Battles of 1858. Watch it here!

Over 125 people came to listen to acclaimed author and historian, Richard Scheuerman, at the Center at Colfax Library on June 27, 2018 in a presentation about the history of Native American peoples on the Palouse including the infamous Tribal battles of 1858.

Couldn’t make the event? No problem! Watch the video posted below and discover the important history of our region! Richard is a gifted storyteller – you will enjoy it! *be sure to turn your volume up high*

Born and raised on a farm between the communities of Endicott and St. John, Scheuerman has long studied local history and tribes. His book Finding Chief Kamiakin (WSU Press, 2008) is based on extensive interviews with Columbia Plateau tribal elders and original sources related to the military campaigns of Edward Steptoe and George Wright.

Scheuerman has twice been named a Washington Governor’s Author and received the State Excellence in Education Award. After a forty-year career in education, he and his wife, Lois, retired to Richland, where he has recently completed a three-volume work on agrarian themes in art and literature.


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