Two Peoples, One Place by Ray Raphael, and Freeman House, who have both written acclaimed local history books in the past, really takes the cake. It gives a wonderful dual perspective on the rich and bloody history of Humboldt County. Going back all the way to geologic history, this books documents major points of Humboldt history told from the perspectives of both the early, Native settlers; and the later, European ones. This history is fraught with misunderstanding, as well as good and evil acts from every side of the story. It is thrilling to see this well-written, lushly illustrated contribution to the cultural and historical understanding of this wild, wonderful place we call home.  Purchase this book here!

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