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The Washington State Historical Society has awarded the Gray Medal, its highest honor, to Jack Nisbet.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The Washington State Historical Society has awarded the Gray Medal, its highest honor, to Jack Nisbet.

The presentation will take place at the society’s annual luncheon on September 22nd.   View Event Details

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The Dreamer and the Doctor

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The Dreamer and the Doctor

Jack’s latest effort, The Dreamer and the Doctor, will be released on October 23 from Sasquatch Books. It traces the unlikely saga of John and Carrie Leiberg through the Inland Northwest and around the world. “Jack Nisbet continues to educate, entertain, and mesmerize with this meticulously written and researched story of two people-of-destiny whose intelligence and passion transformed our awareness and understanding of the Northwest. Part history, part adventure tale, part love story, part futuristic foreshadowing, this book fascinated me from beginning to end with its eloquence, urgency, and quiet intensity.” – Kim Barnes, Author of In the Wilderness: Coming of...

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David Douglas’s Nine Lives

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in News | Comments Off on David Douglas’s Nine Lives

On May 24 at 7 pm at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, author Jack Nisbet will provide a free public presentation titled “David Douglas’s Nine Lives” on how Douglas managed to stay alive while he was in the Northwest, what his collections mean to us today, and what really might have happened at the scene of his death. View Event Details

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Steptoe Butte Bus Trip

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Steptoe Butte Bus Trip

Join Jack Nisbet for a journey back in time to the iconic lookout of Steptoe Butte. We will visit the site of the Coplen Brothers’ 1876 mammoth find, talk about the flora and fauna that lived here during the last Ice Age, and walk the flower-strewn slopes of Steptoe on a spring afternoon. View Event Details

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Publications

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Publications

The Spokane River This spring the University of Washington Press will release a wide-ranging anthology on the Spokane River edited by Paul Lindholdt. It will include an essay by Jack on the Spokane House fur trade post for more information, go to http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/LINSPO.html   The Dreamer and the Doctor Jack’s newest effort, which traces the unlikely saga of John and Carrie Leiberg, will be out this October from Sasquatch Books. John was a prospector and naturalist who published landmark investigations from all over the Intermountain West in the late nineteenth century. Carrie was a practicing physician who kept a much lower profile, but...

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“A Taste for Roots” Presentation at Sandpoint Community Hall

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on “A Taste for Roots” Presentation at Sandpoint Community Hall

Jack will be in Sandpoint to speak about biscuitroots to the Native Plant Society on Saturday morning, January 27. View Event Details

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