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"I take off my hat to Dr. Stern in awe of his scholarly achievements here."

--Eugene Hunn, University of Washington,
author of Nch'i-Wana


"A readable and highly useful ethnohistorical assessment of eastern Plateau Indians and the impact of the fur trade… a contribution to learning."

--Stephen Dow Beckham, Lewis & Clark College,
author of Requiem for a People


"Theodore Stern has done what many historians have long thought undoable, given the paucity of documentary sources for the fur trade of the southern Columbia River area… he has provided meticulous reconstruction of personalities and events at Fort Nez Perces, a pivotal strategic post of the Pacific Northwest."

--Pacific Historical Review
Member of AAUP