Northwest Independent Scholars Association

Next Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

at Margaret DeLacy's house

Call 503-774-7017 for directions

Richard W Etulain will present an illustrated talk on

"Presidents Who Shaped the American West."

This slide-illustrated talk deals with 10 presidents whose White House careers did much to influence the history of the American West. The talk stresses the careers of presidents from Thomas Jefferson to Ronald Reagan, and emphasizes such presidents as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt,  Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.  Political influences, attitudes toward Indians, environmental issues, and achievements and failures are treated.

RICHARD W. ETULAIN, a native of the Pacific Northwest and the son of a Basque immigrant, is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico. He holds a MA (1962) in American literature and a PhD (1966) in American history and literature from the University of Oregon. He is the author or editor of more than 50 books. His recent book was the prize-winner The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane (2014). Newly published is his Ernest Haycox and the Western (2017) and coauthored book US Presidents and the American West (2018). He currently lives in Clackamas, Oregon.







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