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Book by Priscilla Wegars Is Now Available for Purchase

October 15, 2020

Priscilla Wegars, affiliate assistant professor and volunteer curator, Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), has published “Polly Bemis: The Life and Times of a Chinese American Pioneer,” which is available for purchase online. Polly Bemis, the mistakenly named “Lalu Nathoy” of books and film, was forcibly brought to the United States and Idaho Territory in 1872 when she was 18. In 1894, she married a Euroamerican man, Charlie Bemis, and they moved to a mining claim on the remote Salmon River. Since her death in 1933, Polly Bemis’s life has been greatly romanticized. All author's royalties from the sale of the book will benefit the AACC.

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Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

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