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Eugene Coleman: Oral History

Abstract: Mr.Coleman discusses buying a house and growing up in Rainier Valley, working in an Alaskan cannery and leisure time activities there, work in Bremerton shipyard during WWI, a ship accident at Cake Rock, Puget Sound, his brief stay in the Army during WWII, treatment of Japanese during the war, employment of women during both World Wars, and observations on the Siwash people.


NOTE: We acknowledge that the term “siwash” is a derogatory term used against the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. However, we cannot edit or ignore the use of this term as to erase it would be as bad as not acknowledging the hurtful legacy of the word.


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