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Northwest Passages Book Club - Blaine Harden

May 6, 2021, 7 p.m.

"Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies and the Taking of the American West" is available from Auntie's Bookstore (release date April 27) Joining Harden in conversation is Dr. Larry Cebula, a professor at Eastern Washington University. Cebula is a historian of the Pacific Northwest and the editor of SpokaneHistorical.org. His first book, "Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power," explores the interactions of Natives and missionaries in this time period. Please join us for this free virtual event on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

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<p>Tickets are not required for this FREE VIRTUAL event, but registering for a ticket will get you a reminder email and entry into our Spokane famous raffle.&nbsp;</p>

Former Spokesman-Review intern (FOR REAL!) and  New York Times bestselling author of "Escape From Camp 14," a riveting and revealing account of one of the most persistent "alternative facts" in American history: the story of a missionary, a tribe, a massacre, and a myth that shaped the American West.

Joining Harden in conversation is Dr. Larry Cebula, a professor at Eastern Washington University. Cebula is a historian of the Pacific Northwest and the editor of SpokaneHistorical.org. His first book, "Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power," explores the interactions of Natives and missionaries in this time period.

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