Priscilla Wegars

Priscilla Wegars, Ph.D., of Moscow, is a historian, historical archaeologist, artifact analyst, editor, and proofreader. She founded the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), a unique resource of artifacts, images, and documentary materials essential for understanding Asian American archaeological sites, economic contributions, and cultural history. Priscilla edited Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the Overseas Chinese (1993) and co-edited Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors (2005). She wrote Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp (2010) and As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC “Boys,” Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness (2013). She is currently expanding her book for children, Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer (2003), into a biography, for adults, of Polly Bemis's life.

735 E. 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83843
phone: 208-882-7905
email: pwegars@moscow.com
Presentations
Publications
• As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC "Boys," Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness
• Chinese at the Confluence: Lewiston's Beuk Aie Temple
• Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp
• Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer
• Uncovering a Chinese Legacy: Historical Archaeology at Centerville, Idaho
Presentation needs: PowerPoint projector with remote changer, laptop, screen, podium with light, glass of water, and a room capable of being darkened. Presenter can supply some equipment if notified in advance.
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