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Priscilla Wegars, Ph.D., of Moscow, Idaho, 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. She wrote Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer (2003), 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). She edited Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the Overseas Chinese (1993) and co-edited Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors (2005). As a member of the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Priscilla gives PowerPoint presentations on these and other topics.