Joseph E. Taylor

Joseph E. Taylor III is a professor and holds the Canada Research Chair in history and geography at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of Making Salmon: An Environmental History of the Northwest Fishery Crisis.

Author's Entries

  • Robert Deniston Hume (1845-1908)

    Love him or hate him, Robert Deniston Hume, called R.D. for short, was a compelling figure in Oregon history. Born in 1845 into a family of poor Maine fishers, he watched several older siblings migrate to California in the early 1850s. By the time he followed in 1864, older brothers …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Salmon

    The word “salmon” originally referred to Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), a species native to the North Atlantic rim and Arctic Ocean above Western Europe. In 1792, however, the taxonomist Johann Julius Walbaum, following Georg Steller’s research on Kamchatka’s fishes on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia