Contact, Support, & Request Services of David G. Lewis


is produced by David G. Lewis, PhD, who is the researcher, writer, and graphics creator

I am an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and a descendant of the Santiam Kalapuya, Chinook, Molalla, Takelma, and Yoncalla Kalapuya peoples of western Oregon.  I am a past manager of the Grand Ronde Cultural Resources Department,  and past Tribal Museum Curator & Tribal Historian.  I have a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Oregon, where I was the Director of the Southwest Oregon Research Project. I served two terms as an Oregon Heritage Commission member, and two years as the chair of the Commission. I now work as an educator, teaching in local universities, since 2018 at OSU as Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies.  I live in the Santiam Homelands of Chemeketa (Salem, Oregon).

I regularly create presentations for community groups, heritage organizations, and university classes.  The majority of the presentations are about the tribes of western Oregon, and I can tailor make any presentation for any area and tribe in the region. There are many tribal regions in Oregon and I have studied a good number of them, including Willamette Valley, Umpqua Valley, Rogue River valley, Oregon Coast, Columbia River, Eastern Oregon, Klamath basin, and area of northern California (Tolowa mainly) and areas of southern Washington.  There are also significant themes in the region that can be addressed; termination of the tribes, treaties, reservations, environmental change, ethnobotany, diseases, removals, volunteer militias, genealogy, logging, and agricultural farmworker traditions,  and historiography in Oregon. I have written and published numerous articles about the history of the tribes of Oregon, and the surrounding area. Recently, issues of Indigenous Land Acknowledgments have been central to my work. 


To request my services

I get numerous requests for presentations, consultations, and projects all the time, sometimes four or more a day, so in order for me to make a decision about a request please answer the following questions. Cut-N-paste them into your email and answer them as fully as possible if you would like me to help you with a presentation or project. When you send me an email, please answer these questions:

  1. Describe your project request fully. Who is requesting this, what organization?

2. What are you requesting that I do? Be specific with subjects needed to be addressed.

3. How many hours do you expect this project to take?

4. For a presentation, how long, what date, and what time of the day?  Is this to be over Zoom or Teams or in person?

5. Are you offering compensation, & travel reimbursement? As much as you know, what are you offering?

6. Who is the contact person, email, phone number, and best times to call. I use email almost exclusively.

Contact Me (dgl.coyotez @ for a consultation about projects in anthropological & ethnohistorical research, writing, and editing. I have worked on projects for museums, historical societies, heritage organizations, and individuals interested in writing their family biography. Most recently I have worked on Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) nominations for the Coquille Indian Tribe, and Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw.  I am a recognized professional in archival organization, and in anthropological, and historical research.


The articles on this site take many hours to research and write, please donate to the journal to help me continue this work and pay the annual fees for keeping the journal online and free to anyone. The donation email is

The suggested donation is $60.00 annually on Paypal.

Or- if you choose – you may donate $5 monthly using the Paypal subscription service.

Qa’pai! (thank you)



Cheryle Kennedy, chair at Grand Ronde, Wes Studi, native actor, and David Lewis.

2 thoughts on “Contact, Support, & Request Services of David G. Lewis

  1. Thank you for sharing. The background photo is quite beautiful. Who is the photographer? I’ve started reading but it is obviously going to be a new field of research for me complete with maps and charts. I’ve been working on the ancient history of Rome and the Roman Empire.

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