Weakening the Confidence of the Tribes, Planning their Removal 1854-1856

In 1853, Joel Palmer was managing numerous needs of the Tribes in Western Oregon as Indian Superintendent of the Oregon Territory.  His first Treaty was the Treaty with the Rogue River tribes, negotiated and agreed upon by September 10, 1853, and nine days later Palmer was in the Umpqua Valley and negotiated the treaty with … More Weakening the Confidence of the Tribes, Planning their Removal 1854-1856

Memorializing Our Tribal Peoples Who Gave All So We Might Exist

  For over 500 years we have endured increasing colonization of our lands and spaces. A wave of death came from the east and passed through all indigenous nations. Nothing was spared; no corner of our lands or cultural spaces was left to the people. Some estimates suggest 90 million died, through wars, through slavery, … More Memorializing Our Tribal Peoples Who Gave All So We Might Exist

Bristow’s Proposal for the Millpoo Ilihee and Camas Swale Post Offices, Lane County,1854

In the 1850s, American settlers were just setting up their communities, and towns, throughout the Oregon Territory. The earliest pioneers had arrived in 1830s, and a great rush of humanity began in 1844 with the start of the Oregon Trail. The “pioneers” settled in key locations throughout the valleys, first in western Oregon. Each area … More Bristow’s Proposal for the Millpoo Ilihee and Camas Swale Post Offices, Lane County,1854