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David G. Lewis, PhD

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

David is 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.  He is past manager of the Grand Ronde Cultural Resources Department,  and past Tribal Museum Curator & Tribal Historian.  David has a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Oregon, and was Director of the Southwest Oregon Research Project.  His dissertation is “Termination of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: History, Politics, Identity.”   David regularly presents on and has written numerous articles about, the history of the tribes of Oregon. David currently lives in Salem with wife Donna and sons Saghaley and Inatye.

Contact David at dgl.coyotez @ for consultation questions.

The articles on this site take many hours to research and write, please donate to help David continue this work. The donation email is on Paypal. Suggested donation is $10.00. thank you



  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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