Left Coast Writers® Launch: RC Marlen - Pocket in the Waistcoat (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Oregon, 1806-1839. When four girls from the Tillamook and Clatsop People befriended Joseph Gervais, he changed from the cantankerous French-Canadian fur trapper to become an amusing storyteller and hero. One day, he saved a Métis girl from being snatched by a stranger and earned respect from the Chinook and Clatsop Tribes as well as the love of a child who claimed she would become his wife. And she did. It was a time of turmoil at Fort Astoria: the British and Americans vied for control of the Northwest, yet it was a time of rapport between the native people and the fur trappers. In fact, three daughters of Tyee Koboway, Chief of the Clatsop People, sought to marry white men; however, their Tillamook friend Pocket did not want to marry anyone; she strove to be a shaman and to speak English.

Pocket in the Waistcoat by RC Marlen tells about the Native People living in the Northwest since time immemorial, and how their lives and cultures once were harmonious with the Americans and Canadians.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Pocket in the Waistcoat: Scenes of Oregon Country (1806-1839) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780990624721
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sunbird Press - July 1st, 2019

When four girls from the Tillamook and Clatsop People befriended Joseph Gervais, he changed from the cantankerous French-Canadian fur trapper to become an amusing storyteller and hero. One day, he saved a M tis girl from being snatched by a stranger and earned respect from the Chinook and Clatsop Tribes, as well as, the love of a child who claimed she would become his wife. And she did.