Isaac I. Stevens: young man in a hurry
Washington Territory's first governor remains as controversial today as he was to his frontier contemporaries during the Pacific Northwest's most turbulent era--the mid-1850s. Indian wars, martial law, and bitter political disputes, as well as the establishment of a new governmental system, characterized Isaac I. Stevens' years as governor (1853-57).
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Amid Fluttering Plumes
Broken Faith or Broken Promises?
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