Sasquatch – 352 pp – $12.99
A biography of Seattle’s Native American namesake, a one-time war leader who changed his tactics and negotiated the transformation of his world in an effort to ensure the well-being of his people while helping the first white settlers to survive. Buerge reports on a half-century of flux, turmoil, and violence, as a long-established Native American society in Puget Sound is confronted with white settlers who view the land as theirs for the taking.
David Buerge is a teacher, historian and writer. He has been conducting research for this book since the 1970s.