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Larry Cebula
Works at Eastern Washington University and the Washington State Digital Archives
Attended College of William and Mary, Eastern Washington University, University of Chicago, Manchester Community College, University of Connecticut
Lives in Spokane, WA
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EWU Public History Students in the News
Local TV station KREM this morning ran a piece about the ghost signs (those old painted advertisements you see on the sides of brick buildings) of Spokane, featuring none other than my brilliant grad students Anna Harbine and Frank Oesterheld. Frank is a fo...
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A great day teaching!
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More on the 1884 Cheney Lynching
Image courtesy of  Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Cage 1771 As I was researching my recent post and teaching activity about the lynching of an American Indian in 1884 , I ran across a reference in Worl...
Image courtesy of  Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Cage 1771 As I was researching my recent post and teaching activity about the lynching of an American Indian in 188...
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Thanks, Bob. I think lynching is too confining a framework. This period saw an array of extra-judicial violence against Indians to move them off productive lands to the reservations. We tend to look at lynchings, vagrancy laws, and whites jumping Indian land claims as different stories but they are all parts of one story, a concentrated effort of ethnic cleansing.
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I hear that Allen West has quite the way with the ladies!
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Nice photos. Where did you find the old photos of the yard and the roundhouse?
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I love this--both for the story and as an example of using video to tell stories about archiving. Every one of us who has worked in archives has a great "You will never believe what walked in the door" story (well--maybe not THIS great). We should share them.
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I have many of my grandfather's AAA maps of early California, roads and trails I used when I was young, some still exist. I understand the emotional draw of maps! This is a fine video, thanks for posting
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Bancroft Prize Winning Historian Ari Kelman coming to Spokane
Ari Kelman, the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University and winner of the 2014 Bancroft Prize in American History for his book A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek , is coming to Spokane and Cheney on May 14th an...
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Why do you guys hate bicycles so much! Did Santa not bring you a bicycle one sad Christmas?
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This double album stands as the greatest accomplishment of human civilization. I may have had a couple of bourbons tonight but my judgment in this matter is 100% objective and correct. 
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Living History: The John Feathers Map Collection
Archivists and lovers of old maps, just sit back and enjoy!  This video fascinates me on a couple of levels. It is a great story, of an unexpected find that doubles the map collection of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is also lovely to look at (if you a...
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Two Upcoming American Indian Events at Gonzaga
My friend Laurie Arnold is really tearing things up at Gonzaga, where she is Director of Native American Studies. She has organized two upcoming events that look terrific: "Clyfford Still and the Nespelem Art Colony" March 23rd, 5:30 p.m., Jundt Museum Room...
My friend Laurie Arnold is really tearing things up at Gonzaga, where she is Director of Native American Studies. She has organized two upcoming events that look terrific: "Clyfford Still and the Nespelem Art Colony" March 2...
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A Lynching in Cheney
On the evening of September 7th, 1884, a group of men rode their horses from the pioneer village of Spokane Falls to even-more-rude hamlet of Cheney, in the Washington Territory. They had come to murder a man. In Cheney the men broke down the door of the co...
On the evening of September 7th, 1884, a group of men rode their horses from the pioneer village of Spokane Falls to even-more-rude hamlet of Cheney, in the Washington Territory. They had come to murder a man. In Cheney the m...
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I am an associate professor of history at
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  • Eastern Washington University and the Washington State Digital Archives
    I am an associate professor of history at, 2008 - present
  • Missouri Southern State Universty, the National Park Service
    Professor, 1996 - 2008
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Spokane, WA
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Tolland, Connecticut - Carthage, MO; Williamsburg, VA; Cheney, WA; Chicago, IL; Stehekin, WA - Chicago, IL - Stehekin, WA - Williamsburg, VA - Danby, VT - Springdale, UT - Great Basin National Park
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Historian, Digital Wannabe, Noted Raconteur
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I blog at Northwest History. I am interested in digital and public history, American Indians, the American West, and the outdoors.
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  • College of William and Mary, Eastern Washington University, University of Chicago, Manchester Community College, University of Connecticut
    History
  • University of Chicago
  • Manchester Community College
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