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By Jack Nisbet


What are the connections between human history and natural history in a region? For Jack Nisbet – author of Sources of the River – finding the answer means tracking the stories of relics such as a trilobite fossil, the great Northwest condors, the whispers of a fading native language, and the dispersed family members of a legendary fur-trade scout. All these are “characters” in the story of the Columbia River country where the Kalispel nation encountered explorers with names like Thompson, Lewis, and Clark and where ancient mammoth skeletons emerge from the land of modern farms. The past is present as Jack Nisbet traverses this fascinating land.


(246 pages)

Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country

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