George W. Aguilar ~ Wasco
George W. Aguilar, Sr., is a Wasco elder and life-long resident of the Warm Springs Reservation who won the 2006 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction for his book, When the River Ran Wild!
The Oregon Trail: America’s Most Famous Path to the Western Frontier
"My greatest pleasure in travelling through the country is derived from the knowledge that it has seldom been traversed, or at least never been described by any hackneyed tourist, that everything I
Battle of Sand Hollows (February 24, 1848)
Also called the Battle of Dry Plains, this battle began on a plain where depressions in the sand made convenient natural rifle pits. When a group of soldiers led by Captain Lawrence Hall left The
U.S. Response to the Whitman Massacre (December, 1847-January,1848)
When news of the Whitman Massacre reached the provisional Oregon Territorial capitol at Oregon City in early December, immediate steps to raise a volunteer regiment began. Organizing a force of about