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Ryan Booth back from India early due to COVID-19 crisis

It took a historic pandemic to cut short a La Conner High alum’s in-depth study of history in India.

Ryan Booth, now a doctoral student at Washington State University, saw his assignment as a Fulbright Scholar on the subcontinent cut short due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Fortunately, Booth had worked at a frenetic pace while researching comparisons and contrasts between the British Empire’s use of native Indians in its military and the U.S. Army’s enlistment of Native American scouts on the western frontier.

He worked ahead of schedule and had begun writing a chapter on his research project for a...


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