Est. 1955

Chief Garry

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Barbara Leiss by October 13 th, for reservations. Barbara's email is and
phone number is 509-276-5927.

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

The purpose of the Westerners Spokane Corral is to bring together in warm fellowship men and women who have a common interest in Pacific Northwest history. The Westerners meets the third Thursday of every month, except July and August. Westerners encourage historical research,  popularize western lore , history through publication, awards and preservation of archival records, documents and other evidence of the Pacific Northwest.

​ Call Sheriff  Dick Jensen (509) 747-1335. Send mail to:  The Westerners Spokane, P.O. Box 1717, Spokane, WA 99210 for more information.  We meet the third Thursday of every month, except July and August.  Meeting time is 5:30PM for dinner and 7:00PM for the speaker at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 South Windsor Drive, Spokane.

Westerners Speakers Team
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Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room.  The image to the left is courtesy of Dr. Dave Beine. The image above is courtesy of the Nostalgia Magazine Collection. 

The title of our October 17 Westerners meeting is "The Continuing Case of Spokane Garry."   In 1917, William S. Lewis wrote The Case of Spokane Garry, the first biography of an amazing man, Chief Garry, influential in settling Spokane.  One focus of this book was the dispossession of Garry from the land he had occupied and farmed since about 1860.

In β€œThe Continuing Case of Spokane Garry,” Dr. Dave Beine will present some current findings about the recently disputed location of this land and offer some intriguing stories of the various characters involved in this historic land dispute.

Dr. Beine is Dean of the College of Global Engagement and Professor of Intercultural Studies at Great Northern University (formerly Moody Bible Institute) here in Spokane. 

​Westerners Spokane CORRAL