• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

People

An image of Dr. John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver for many years

Dr. John McLoughlin, HBC Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver, was one of many people who played a prominant role in crafting the area's history.

National Park Service, Fort Vancouver NHS

From American Indian inhabitants to immigrants from the American Midwest; from Orkney Island laborers to African American Buffalo Soldiers; from Hawaiian Island sailors to French Canadian voyageurs, people have played an integral role in shaping the site's history.

As part of a continuing project, information about many of the people associated with the park and its history will be added.

For more information, please click on one of the specific links below or in the column to the left.

Native Peoples and Fort Vancouver

People in the HBC Era (1824-1860)

People in the US Army Era (1849-1900)

African Americans and Fort Vancouver

Hawaiians and Fort Vancouver

Did You Know?

A park Guide presents a program at the Brigade Encampment special event

Did you know that Fort Vancouver National Historic Site hosts a number of special events each year that feature costumed interpretation and living history, including the Brigade Encampment, Soldiers' Bivouac, and Candlelight Tour? More...