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American fur trader John Clarke sentences a Palus Indian to hang for stealing a goblet on June 1, 1813.

On June 1, 1813, near the mouth of the Palouse River, Astorian John Clarke (1781-1852) sentences a Palus Indian to hang for stealing a goblet.

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American fur traders of Pacific Fur Company agree to sell their properties to rival North West Company on October 16, 1813.

On October 16, 1813, facing an uncertain future due to the War of 1812, Pacific Fur Company agents, known as Astorians after company principal John Jacob Astor (1763-1848), meet at Fort Astoria and ag...

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Three North West Company men arrive by canoe at mouth of Columbia River on November 15, 1813.

On November 15, 1813, North West Company partners Alexander Henry the Younger (d. 1814), Alexander Stewart (sometimes spelled Stuart) (ca. 1780-1840), and clerk James Keith (1782-1851) arrive at the m...

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HMS Racoon becomes first British warship to enter Columbia River on November 30, 1813.

On November 30, 1813, in the midst of the War of 1812, HMS ship Racoon arrives on the Columbia River with orders from the British Admiralty to seize all American property on the river and along the co...

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During the War of 1812, Captain William Black claims possession of the Columbia River drainage for Great Britain on December 13, 1813.

On December 13, 1813, in the midst of the War of 1812, Captain William Black of the Royal Navy takes possession of the Columbia River drainage for Great Britain and changes the name of Fort Astoria to...

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The North West Company takes possession of Fort Okanogan on December 15, 1813.

On December 15, 1813, representatives of the North West Company of Montreal officially take possession of Fort Okanogan from the Pacific Fur Company of New York. Alexander Ross (1783-1856), a clerk em...

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Royal Navy vessel HMS Racoon departs the Columbia River after taking possession for Great Britain on December 31, 1813.

On December 31, 1813, in the midst of the War of 1812, the Royal Navy warship HMS Racoon departs the Columbia River after taking possession of the region for Great Britain. During a month anchored at ...

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North West Company builds Fort Nez Perces on future site of Wallula in 1818.

In 1818, the North West Company builds Fort Nez Perces (sometimes written "Fort Nez Perce") on the Columbia River at the mouth of the Walla Walla River. The North West Company competes with the Hudson...

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Great Britain and the United States sign the Treaty of Joint Occupation of Oregon on October 20, 1818.

On October 20, 1818, in order to improve relations in the wake of the War of 1812, Great Britain and the United States agree to peaceful coexistence in the Pacific Northwest by signing the Convention ...

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Walla Walla Frenchtown is established about 1824.

Around 1824, the Walla Walla Frenchtown is established near the mouth of the Walla Walla River. The community is associated with the Hudson's Bay Company post first built by the French Canadian Northw...

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Kitsap of the Suquamish defeats Cowichan raiders at Dungeness Spit in 1825.

In 1825, Suquamish Chief Kitsap (d. 1860) defeats a force of Cowichan raiders on Dungeness Spit. The Cowichans as well as other tribes of Vancouver Island and the Northwest Coast routinely attack Nati...

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Hudson's Bay Company opens Fort Vancouver on March 19, 1825.

On March 19, 1825, the Hudson's Bay Company opens Fort Vancouver on a bluff above the north bank of the Columbia River where the city of Vancouver, Clark County, is now located. For the next 20 years...

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