Spokane House

MAC 100 Stories: A Centennial Exhibition - Story 5

Spokane House was Washington state's first fur-trading post and home to Jaco Finlay, a clerk for the North West Company of Montreal. The son of a Scottish trader and an American Indian "country wife," Finlay prepared a trail across the Rockies in 1806 and spent more than 20 years in the region as a scout, interpreter and fur trader. When the company needed a Spokane-area base, he built Spokane House near an existing tribal fishing village. Even after the post moved north, Jaco stayed here with his wife, Teshwentichina, a member of the Spokane tribe.

MAC 100 Stories: A Centennial Exhibition is told on the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture campus in Spokane's Browne's Addition, with additional highlights at 15 sites in Spokane and eastern Washington. The exhibit experience (February 22, 2014 - January 2016) weaves stories and programs about Inland Northwest people, places and events by capitalizing on the MAC's extraordinary collection. www.northwestmuseum.org

Spokane Historical presents 15 regional and city tours in partnership with the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and its 100 Stories exhibition.

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