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Books at the Museum: Northern Paiutes of the Malheur

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Northern Paiutes of the Malheur “…A searing and painstakingly researched account” The New Yorker David H Wilson Jr. will be presenting his acclaimed book Northern Paiutes of the Malheur at the Idaho State Museum. He will be joined by Nancy Egan a great, great, great, granddaughter of Paiute Chief Egan. David and Nancy will present the untold story of Chief Egan and the Paiute people. Q & A to follow

“In Northern Paiutes of the Malheur David Wilson captures the untold story of Chief Egan and our people, fulfilling the wish of my grandfather Hubert Egan for the true story of the Paiutes, hidden for almost a century and a half, to be revealed at last.”—Nancy Egan, direct descendant of Chief Egan and representative of the Egan family

David H. Wilson Jr. grew up in northern Ohio, but months of canoeing in far northern Canada wed him to wilderness. In 1974 he moved to Oregon, where decades of birding, photographing, and rafting east of the Cascades sparked a curiosity about those who had preceded him to this remarkable land. The result, eight years later, is Northern Paiutes of the Malheur. David practiced law in Portland, which is home for him, his wife Nely, three children, and two grandchildren.

Nancy Egan is a great, great, great granddaughter of Paiute Chief Egan, the central character of Northern Paiutes of the Malheur. The Egan family designated her as its representative in the repatriation of Chief Egan’s remains. With a master’s in business administration, Nancy has served as chairwoman of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and provided expertise in such critical disciplines as Indian Child Welfare and Native Identity. Nancy is Native American Affairs Manager for Nevada Gold Mines.


Oct 13 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Idaho State Museum
610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID, 83702

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