Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley is a fertile region of land, in northwest Oregon State, fed largely by the Willamette River and its wealth of tributaries.
Throughout the mid-1800s, with Fort Vancouver as its economic and trading hub, the Willamette Valley became a focal point for farming, settlement, trade, and conflict—between Indigenous and settler populations and over US and British interests.1
  • 1. J. S. Galbraith, The Hudson's Bay Company as an Imperial Factor, 1821–1869 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976), 177-91.
Mentions of this place in the documents
Places in this document

Fort Vancouver

Willamette River

The Colonial Despatches Team. Willamette Valley. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/willamette_valley.html.

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