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The Junior Literary Guild & Rufus Rockwell Wilson, Inc., NY, 1936. Illustrated by Agnes C. Lehman. Orange cloth, purple top edge, purple letters. Spine bumping, hd & ft, corners. Small frays at hd & ft of spine, corners. Edges of spine are rubbed & worn, in places. P.O. inscription to fff, dtd April, 1936. Occasional minor blemishes within. Solidly bound. 287 pages.
"An Interpretation of SACAJAWEA, The Indian Girl That Accompanied LEWIS And CLARK"
Claire Warner Churchill (1898-1956) retold tales of early Pacific Coast native peoples, as well as of events in the history of Oregon. She was a freelance writer, who authored several novels and short stories. Her first book was entitled 'Slave Wives Of Nehalem'.
She was born near Lowell, OR, of the well-known pioneer Warner family of Lane County. She went to public school in Eugene, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1919 from the University of Oregon "by tending to babies, doing housework, and vacation clerking at Woolworth's and Meier & Franks."
During her life, she was a school teacher, librarian, newspaper correspondent, gas station operator, field supervisor for Roosevelt's WPA Writer's Project, a wartime WAC officer, and the Mayor of Wheeler, OR.
Mrs. Churchill died January 5th, 1956 as a result of an auto accident at Wickenburg, AZ.