"A Well-Dressed Man Leaped
Ashore": Tracking Culture and Place on the Columbia
River through David Thompson's Eyes
Discover the adventures of explorer, fur
trader, and mapmaker David Thompson in Columbia country
in this illustrated presentation by author Jack Nisbet.
Thompson created the first accurate picture
of the northwest region of North America in his maps.
Nisbet is the author of Sources of the River: Tracking
David Thompson across Western North America.
This FREE public program
is sponsored by the Center for Columbia River History,
a consortium of Washington State Historical Society,
Portland State University, and Washington State University
Vancouver, created to promote the study of Columbia River