The story of the Natives of the American Northwest is unlike all the others on the North American continent. The vastly different environment, with abundant food from the sea and the rivers and rich woodlands and animal life to the South and East, created a unique native culture. While the terrain offered plenty of food sources, travel was difficult delaying regular contact between Northwestern tribes and European settlers nearly 300 years after Columbus first came to North America. Much had changed for both in that time. The results would be far different in this story of contact and interaction with these groups.

Join Russ Gifford to see what the cultural life was like for natives in the Northwest, and how contact and conflict played out in this last frontier.