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Lucullus V. McWhorter Photograph Collection

185 photographs from the Collection of Lucullus V. McWhorter. The images include portraits of prominent Nez Perce warriors and battlefield sites from the 1877 Nez Perce war.

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project

This collaborative project seeks to create a database with thematic coherence that will engage online researchers in thinking more deeply about the significance of the rich primary resources available in museums, libraries, and historical societies.

Frank Fuller Avery Image Collection

The collection consists of 800 images selected from 894 5x7 inch glass negatives taken by Avery during the period 1901 to 1916 when Avery was assigned to the Colville Indian Agency.

Nez Perce Photograph Collection

73 images of Nez Perce individuals and groups, most in studio settings, ca. 1877-1905. The images comprise several unrelated sets of pictures, all purchased at auction in 1989.

Cull A. White Photograph Collection

Cull A. White collected photographs of the history of the peoples of north-central Washington. His 260 images focus on the lives of Native Americans and the lives of pioneer settlers.

Kimble Northwest History Database

This database includes newspaper clippings selected from the Northwest Clippings Collection. The newspaper articles were collected and organized in the late 1930's by dedicated historians working for the Works Progress Administration to document life in the Pacific Northwest from 1900-1938. Subjects included: the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams, mining, Native American life, state and local government, the influential work of the CCC and the WPA as well as other important issues in the first half of the twentieth century.


The L. V. McWhorter Native American Artifact Collection

The L. V. McWhorter Native American Artifact Collection contains cultural and historical relics of the Yakama, Nez Perce, Bannock, and Flathead tribes. Between 1926 and 1935.