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Palouse Prairie Restoration Project

Resources to support the Palouse Prairie Restoration Project.

Materials in the Archives

The Palouse Prairie Restoration Project is a multidisciplinary effort by Eastern Washington University (EWU) to provide educational and recreational opportunities by returning the farmland west of campus back to its native vegetation. Materials on this page may be found at the EWU Archives and Special Collections. 

Maps

Metsker’s Atlas of Spokane County, Washington
Maps that indicate land ownership in Spokane County for 1941 and 1957.
Location: Reading Room atlas case
Call #: G1488.S7 M4

Standard Atlas of Spokane County Washington
Maps that indicate land ownership in Spokane County for 1912.
Location: Archives closed storage.
Call #: G148.S6 G45 1912

Spokane County First Survey
Surveys of Spokane County from late-1800s.
Location: Archives closed storage.
Call #: G1487.S7 S87 1900

USGS topographic maps
Maps of Spokane county that include contour lines to indicate elevation changes. The maps of interest are Cheney and Medical Lake.
Location: Archives map storage
No Call #

Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Atlas
Contains map of glacial lakes and ice-age flood on page 7.
Location: Reading Room atlas case
Call #: G1487.S67 S76 2009

Spokane County Data Atlas
Contains a map of archaeologically sensitive areas on page 17.
Location: Reading Room atlas case
Call #: G1488.S7 W25 1981

Books on Spokane Tribe

Spokane Dictionary, by Barry Carlson and Pauline Flett
Dictionary of Salish dialect used by Spokane Tribe.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: E99.S68 S68

Interior Salish and Eastern Washington Indians, vol. 1, by Stuart Chalfant and William N. Bischoff
Information about Spokane and other tribes gathered for the Indian Claims Commission. Information about the Spokane Tribe is on pages 24-25.
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: E99.S21 I57

Cultural Relations in the Plateau of Northwestern America, by Verne Ray
Anthropological work with maps showing different customs and practices of Plateau Tribes.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: E78.N77 R39 1978

Indian Claims Commission Docket No. 331, by Ernest L. Wilkinson
Spokane Tribe claim suit on loss of land resulting from 1887 agreement between U.S. and Spokane Tribe. Pages 24-31 is on the diet of Spokane, which should provide some clues about vegetation and wildlife.
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: Robert Ruby Papers (SPC 007-0641, box 16, folder 16)

The Spokane Indians: Children of the Sun, by Robert Ruby and John Brown
History of Spokane Tribe through 1960s.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: E99.S68 R8

Children of the Sun, by David C. Wynecoop
History of Spokane Tribe by member of Tribe.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: E99.S68 W9

Books on Geology and Vegetation

Roadside Geology of Washington, David Alt and Donald Hyndman
Chapter 5 contains information about the Columbia Plateau.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: QE 175.A48

Journal Kept by David Douglas, 1823-1827, by David Douglas
Entries from botanist David Douglas’ journeys in North America, including his travels through the Northwest in 1826. Of In April and May 1826, Douglas travels along the Columbia and Spokane rivers.
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: QK110.D7

Vegetation of Oregon and Washington, by Jerry Franklin and C.T. Dyrness
Contains photographs of regional plants.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: QK 143.F7

Flora of the Palouse Region, by Charles Piper and R. Kent Beattie
Information on plants of the Palouse organized by scientific names of plants.
Location: Online and Archives closed storage
Call#: QK192.P5

Flora of Southeastern Washington and Adjacent Idaho, by Charles Piper and R. Kent Beattie
The index includes both common and scientific names of regional plants. Is a useful resource for information and translating from common names to scientific names and vice versa.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: QK 192.P64

Sources on History of Cheney

Cheney Free Press
The JFK has issues of the Free Press dating back to its start in 1896. This is a good source on the history of Cheney.
Location: Lower level microfilm and Archives closed storage

Austin Stutz Chambers Papers
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: SPC 997-0438

Frank Garner Papers
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: SPC 997-0442

Cheney, by Joan Mamanakis
An illustrated history of Cheney. Potentially useful for its images. Unless otherwise noted, images are from the Cheney Historical Society.
Locations: Upper level book stacks and Archives closed storage
Call #: F899.C52 M36 2015

Readings in the Early History of Cheney, Washington, compiled by J. Orin Oliphant
Typed transcriptions of articles from the Spokan Times and North-west Tribune on Cheney’s early history.
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: F899.C4 R43 1925

Sources of the History of Cheney Washington, compiled by J. Orin Oliphant
More typed transcriptions of articles from the Cheney Sentinel and the Cheney Enterprise.
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: F899.C4 S88 1925

Cheney: A Brief History, by Virginia Sweat
Location: Archives closed storage
Call #: F899.C4 S92