The Okanogan County Historical Society Museum

Washington State University-Pullman, Terrell Library


Arnold, Laurie, Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead: The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2012)

Brown, William Compton, The Indian Side of the Story (Spokane, WA: C.W. Hill Printing Company, 1961)

Dobson, Sebastian, ed. A carte album attributed to Shimooka Renjo, album dated 1865 – 1868 (Tokyo, Japan: Shashasha, 2021)

Dower, John W., A Century of Japanese Photography (New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1980)


Fitzgerald, Georgene Davis, with introduction by Dan Lamberton, Frank S. Matsura: A Scrapbook (Okanogan, Washington: Okanogan County Historical Society, 2007)

Fries, U.E, From Okanogan to Copenhagen: The Autobiography of a Pioneer (Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1951)

Fukuoka, Maki, “Selling Portrait Photographs: Early Photographic Business in Asakusa, Japan” in History of Photography (London, UK: Routledge, 2011)

Fukuoka, Maki, “The Fluidity of Representation” in Gartlan, Luke and Wue, Roberta, Ed. Portrait and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan (Abingdon, Oxon, UK, Routledge, 2017)


George, Wendell, Last Chief Standing: A Tale of Two Cultures (Omak, WA, Wendell C George, 2012)

Green, Rayna, “Rosebuds of the Plateau: Frank Matsura and the Fainting Couch Aesthetic” in Lucy R. Lippard, Ed. Partial Recall: With Essays on Photographs of Native North Americans (New York, NY: New Press, 1992)

Hart, E. Richard, Lost Homeland – The Methow Tribe and the Columbia Reservation (Winthrop, WA: Shafer Historical Museum, 2017)

Jansen, Marius B., The Making of Modern Japan (Cambridge, MA and London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000)


Matsura, Frank S., Hart, E. Richard, Polich, Ryan, Frank S. Matsura (Okanogan County Historical Society/Paper Hammer, Okanogan, WA, 2013)

Markus, Andrew L., “The Carnival of Edo: Misemono Spectacles From Contemporary Accounts” in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Yenching Institute, 1985)

Mimura, Glen M., “A Dying West? Reimagining the Frontier in Frank Matsura’s Photography, 1903-1913” in American Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 3, Alternative Contact: Indigenity, Globalism, and American Studies (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

Okanogan County Historical Society, Images of Okanogan County as Photographed by Frank S. Matsura (Vancouver, Washington: Pediment Publishing, 2002)


Roe, JoAnn, with introduction by Murray Morgan, Frank Matsura – Frontier Photographer (Seattle, Washington: Madrona Publishers, Inc., 1981)

Wang, Shi Pu, “Going ‘Native’ in an American Borderland: Frank S. Matsura’s Photographic Miscegenation” in Photography and Diaspora, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Trans-Asia Photography Review (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Michigan Publishing, 2014)

Wang, ShiPu, The Other American Moderns – Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017)

Wang, ShiPu, “Playing Against Type – Frank Matsura’s Photographic Performances” in Wendy Wick Reaves, Ed. Beyond The Face, New Perspectives on Portraiture (Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2018)


Wilson, Bruce A., Late Frontier: A History of Okanogan County, WA (Okanogan, WA: Okanogan County Historical Society, 1990)

Wong, Marie R., Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels (Seattle, WA: Chin Music Press, 2018)