Atlas of the Canadian Columbia
Reviews for Native River:

"Based on a remarkable store of black and white photographs of the undimmed river, and on his own travels along the Columbia upstream from Priest Rapids to the Canadian border, the book offers image after image, story after story, of a living drainage."
- Jack Nisbet, writer.

"Bill Layman has taken the river's photographs and stories and woven them into an historical work of art. He does this not simply to satisfy curiosity, but to help tie us to the river that dominates our region."
- Darby Stapp, archaeologist

"Bill's scholarship and sensitivity to the topic is exemplary."
- David Nicandri, Director
  Washington State Historical Society

Reviews for River of Memory:

"This is a stunning book. Here is history at its best, and a monument to the river that has touched every one of our lives."
- HistoryLink

"What a superb achievement! River of Memory is a revelation of the kind that rarely comes these days. Perhaps at long last the Columbia will begin to get the kind of thoughtful attention this 'river-world' deserves."
- James Ronda, Past President
  Western History Association

Other Publications

Native River: The Columbia Remembered

Native River: The Columbia Remembered

From Priest Rapids to the Canadian border, a history of the Columbia River.

(WSU Press, 2004)
Softcover - $24.95 ea.

Book Description:

Native River: The Mid-Columbia Remembered's unique record of maps, photographs, and drawings forms the backdrop to a wealth of river stories found within its pages. These stories are brought to life through an artful blending of geological, cultural, and historical storytelling. Included are Native American legends and lore, the cryptic messages of ancient rock art, accounts of white explorers and immigrants, and Layman's own insightful observations.

River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia

River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
In association with the University of Washington Press and the UBC Press.

(UW Press, 2006)
Hardcover - $45.00
Softcover - $24.95

Hardcover Softcover
Book Description:

River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia depicts the entire Columbia before the building of fourteen dams that forever changed its character. Winner of the Washington State Book Award and runner up for the prestigious Western Writer's of America Spur Award, River of Memory presents more than ninety extraordinary historical photographs that are complemented both with the words of early explorers, surveyors, and naturalists and with new works by contemporary writers and poets from both the United States and Canada.

Map of the Columbia Basin

Columbia River Basin Map

Map of the Columbia Basin
24" x 30" - $15.00
Originally commissioned by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia CD

River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia Soundtrack

Soundtrack of music, poetry and soundscapes.
Lynette Westendorf