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Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

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Priscilla Wegars

Priscilla Wegars

Affiliate Assistant Professor and Volunteer Curator, Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC)

Office

Phinney Hall 217

Mailing Address

Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC)
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1111
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1111

Priscilla Wegars' areas of interest include historical Archaeology of Asian-Americans in the West, specifically Chinese-American and Japanese-American sites, artifacts and history; Chinese women, specifically Polly Bemis; 19th and 20th Century American material culture.

Priscilla Wegars is a historian, historical archaeologist, artifact analyst, editor and proofreader. She founded the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), a unique resource of artifacts, images and documentary materials essential for understanding Asian American archaeological sites, economic contributions and cultural history, http://webpages.uidaho.edu/aacc/. She wrote "Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer" (2003; Honorable Mention for Idaho Book of the Year); "Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp" (2010); and "As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC “Boys,” Federal Convicts and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness" (2013; Co-Winner for Idaho Book of the Year). She edited "Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the Overseas Chinese" (1993) and co-edited "Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors" (2005). Her current project is a full-length biography of Polly Bemis. As a member of the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Wegars gives PowerPoint presentations on these and other topics.

Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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