Our Northwest Heritage 2nd edition provides a comprehensive survey of the history of the Pacific Northwest from a Christian perspective. Since 2003 when the first edition appeared, it has become the preferred text for Christian schools and homeschoolers studying Washington State and Northwest history. Whether examining the native tribes before European contact or exploring the challenges facing 21st century residents, readers are encouraged to praise God's handiwork and appreciate the influence of Christianity on the Pacific Northwest. Many inspiring stories of faithful Christians are included and an abundance of photographs, illustrations and maps enhance the text. 324 pages copyright 2014. Recommended for students age 13 and older. MP3 Audio Book of Our NW Heritage 2nd edition also available see below)
Teacher Supplement CD available see below
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"Our Northwest Heritage gives students a biblical perspective on Washington and Pacific Northwest history as they examine God's hand in the settling and growth of this great region." Debbie Schindler, superintendent, South Sound Christian Schools.
"A refreshing and enlightening history text that is great for our students - I enthusiastically recommend Our Northwest Heritage." Bill Kelley, history teacher, Cedar Park Christian Schools.
"Rich in information and historical anecdotes with Christian beliefs woven throughout, it truly brings the history of the Pacific Northwest alive for my students." Pam Madsen, history teacher, Harbor Christian Homeschool Cooperative.
"As an administrator and teacher, I have not found a better text for integrating biblical worldview into the study of Washington and Northwest history." Stephen Roddy, director of education, Lighthouse Christian School.
Audio Book of Our Northwest Heritage Second Edition (2014) (CD) using the MP3 format is available. Plays in computers and in newer CD players equipped to play MP3 files $29.95
What is the Teacher's Supplement to Our Northwest Heritage?
The Teacher's Supplement to Our Northwest Heritage is a computer disk containing tests, test answer keys, outline map exercises for the maps found in the text and instructional suggestions for each chapter of the book, a valuable aid to teachers.
Table of Content and Sample Material: The sample pages below are design to show content. They do not reflect the look, type style, size or layout of the book, or the size and quality of the photographs included in the book. All of the below are copyrighted material.
A whaler from the Makah tribe holds the tools of the hunt: a harpoon, rope and sealskin floats. The Makah, and a few other coastal tribes, developed an ingenious system of tracking, killing and hauling gray whale to shore.
Each chapter ends with a review like the Chapter 2 review below. Each review includes identification terms, map exercises, short answer, essays, suggested outside readings and activities.
Makah, Chinook, Chehalis, Puyallup,Nisqually, Snoqualmie, Lummi, Quinalt, Klallam, Yakima, Spokane, Cayuse, Nez Perce, Walla Walla, Coeur d' Alene, Clatsop, Umatilla, Shoshone, Klamath, Modoc, Paiute and Bannock
Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest by Ella Clark The Nez Perces Since Lewis and Clark by Kate McBeth
- Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; U. of Washington campus in Seattle. (206) 543-5590; www.washington.edu/burkemuseum
- Makah Museum, Bayview Avenue, Highway 112, Neah Bay, WA.; (360) 645-2711; www.makah.com
- Museum of Nez Perce Culture; Highway 95, Spalding, ID; (208) 843-2261; www.nps.gov
- Oregon Historical Museum; 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR; (503) 222-1741; http://www.ohs.org/
Below is a sample of the content of Chapter 4, the missionaries bringing the message of Christ to the Indians. The sample includes the Whitman Massacre and its aftermath, the Nez Perce Revival and the influence of the Catholic missionaries.
THE GOSPEL TO THE NORTHWEST
This 19th century sketch of Whitman's murder is wrong in many details. Whitman was struck when he went to get medicine, and Mrs. Whitman was not in the room at the time her husband was killed.
..illness swept through the region. Several Cayuse died every day. Despite Whitman's best efforts, he could not save their lives. Chief Tilokaikt lost two children. Half of the tribe perished in two months. The Cayuse noticed that most of the whites treated by Whitman recovered, but the Indians did not. Their anger grew. Some thought that Whitman wanted them to die. Cayuse leaders made plans to kill Whitman and Spalding and overrun the missions.The Massacre
On Monday, November 29, 1847, a band of Cayuse led by Tilokaikt and Tomahas entered the crowded mission compound. Most of the occupants were sick or needy immigrants wintering at Waiilatpu. Several were orphaned children whose parents had died on the Oregon Trail. Tilokaikt asked Whitman for medicine. When the doctor turned his back to get it, Tomahas struck him in the head with a tomahawk. Throughout the mission grounds, warriors opened fire killing thirteen people, including Narcissa Whitman. The Cayuse looted and burned the mission buildings and held 47 women and children hostage for more than a month. The plan to kill the Spaldings failed when they found protection among friendly Nez Perce.
Officials of the Hudson's Bay Company ransomed the captives for tobacco, clothing and ammunition. They brought the women and children and the Spaldings down river to the safety of Fort Vancouver. In the aftermath of the massacre, the American Board closed its mission stations in the Northwest. The Spaldings, Walkers and Eells moved to the Willamette Valley where Henry Spalding taught school and preached. Eliza Spalding died there in 1851.
Despite frustrations and difficulties, Catholic missionaries labored to win the Indians to the Catholic faith. One priest named Lionnet, working with the Chinook Indians near Astoria, wrote his superiors:
Francis Blanchet (top left), Peter John DeSmet (top right) and Modeste Demers traveled throughout the Northwest proclaiming the Catholic faith to the Indians.
CHAPTER 6: WORKING THE LAND AND BUILDING TOWNS
CHAPTER 7: TWO WORLD WARS AND ONE GREAT DEPRESSION
William Boeing, with mail pouch, and test pilot Eddie Hubbard, stand on a Lake Union dock after completing the world's first international air mail flight in 1919. They carried letters from Vancouver, B.C. to Seattle in a Boeing seaplane.
Although striking workers behaved peacefully, federal troops were called in during the Seattle General Strike in February of 1919.
Mark Matthews (left), pastor of Seattle's First Presbyterian Church, dedicated his life to spread the Gospel. Anna Louise Strong (right) dedicated her life to spread communism.
The following are excerpts from Chapter 8
CHAPTER 8: RECENT TIMES (1945-Present)
"Be very careful, then, how you live not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16
Seattle's Michelle Akers leads the USA women's soccer team to victory in the finals of the 1999 World Cup.
Francis Scobee (left) from Auburn, Washington, and Michael Anderson (right) from Spokane died in Space Shuttle accidents. Space Shuttle Atlantis launches (center).
In 2012, Washington voters radically altered the definition of marriage by approving by a 53% to 47% vote same-sex marriage, becoming the first state to have voter-approved same sex marriage-with Maine and Maryland who passed similar referendums on the same day.
LOBBYING: Human Life of Washington