(By Patrick Graham/For The Independent)
Local historian Patrick J. Graham’s new book “The White Man Cometh…History of Hudson’s Bay Fort Colville” has just been published. This is Graham’s seventh book in what he calls the Colville Collection.
“Many books have touched on the history of HBC Fort Colville, but none have told the full story of the fort that was the most important on the upper Columbia River and controlled Hudson’s Bay’s trade into what is today’s northeast Washington, north Idaho and western Montana. It was the last HBC fort to close in the United States when the border with Canada was set,” stated Graham.