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Stories by author "Angel L. Rios": 3

Beneath the blue-green waters of Lake Roosevelt lie a half-dozen drowning victims: the towns that were flooded by the rising waters behind the Grand Coulee Dam. Gifford, Washington, was one of those towns. James Gifford, the town's founder, was…

For years, the term "Indian Agent" was synonymous with corruption, and Albert M. Anderson made a perfect example. At the turn of the century, the “spoil system” was in full effect: the Bureau of Indian Affairs turned a blind eye to agents who…

The tribes that lived near the Columbia River were enthusiastic about the "blackrobes" and their teachings. So much so that Father DeSmet, a Jesuit priest from Belgium, wrote his superiors in 1840 that he needed more priests to minister to the local…

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