Harriet Reece, Cavendish and Lewiston, is the winner!
William Craig is he answer for Week 358 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.
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Monday: He was red-headed.
Tuesday: Helped establish a ferry
Wednesday: Was an intermediary between groups
Thursday: A man of many talents and interests
William Craig's is one of the little told stories in Idaho history, until the recent publishing of Lin Cannell's book The Intermediary: William Craig Among the Nez Perces. Craig was a mountain man and pioneer who came to this area from Virginia in the early days when the Indian and white cultures were about to clash. He married into the Nez Perce Tribe and was a homesteader. He acted as a go-between or intermediary trying to broker peace between the Nez Perce and those coming from the east. He was one of the rare people of that time trusted by both sides, though also challenged and pressured by both. His legacy lives on in regional names such as Craig Mountain and Craigmont. He was born in Green Brier County, Virginia in about 1807 and died at his home on Sweetwater Creek near Lapwai in 1869.
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