Sources of Oregon Native History

Native Perspectives/Oregon Native Writers/ Tribal Products

General Native Issues

Colley, Brook. Power in the Telling: Grand Ronde, Warm Springs, and Intertribal Relations in the Casino Era (Indigenous Confluences) Foreword by David G. Lewis**

Edmo, Se-ah-dom & Jessie Young,‎ Alan Parker, American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership, and Blood (Native America: Yesterday and Today), Praeger, 2016. 

Smith, Linda. Decolonizing Methodologies, Second Edition, Zed Books, 2012.

Fixico, Donald, Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West, UArizona. 2013


Daehnke, Jon D. & Tony Johnson, Chinook Resilience: Heritage and Cultural Revitalization on the Lower Columbia River, University of Washington Press, 2017. 

Boyd, Robert et al., Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia, U Wash Press 2014. (some Native writers)

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw

Whereat-Phillips, Patricia, Ethnobotany of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, Oregon State University Press, 2016. 

Whereat, Don, and Patricia Whereat-Phillips, Our Culture and History. The Confederated Tribes of the, Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Grand Ronde

Kenoyer, Louis, & Henry Zenk, Jedd Schrock, My Life, by Louis Kenoyer: Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood, Oregon State University Press, 2017

Lewis, David G., Termination of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde: Politics, Community, Identity. University of Oregon Dissertation, Anthropology Dept. 2009.

Olson, Kristine, Standing Tall: The Lifeway of Kathryn Jones Harrison, University of Washington Press, 2005.

Zenk, Henry, Chinuk Wawa: kakwa nsayka ulman-tilixam laska munk-kemteks nsayka / As Our Elders Teach Us to Speak It, Confederated tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 2012


Arnold, Mary, & Mabel Reed. In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09, 2nd Edition, Bison 2011.

Steber, Rick, Buy the Chief a Cadillac: A Novel, Da Capo, 2005


James, Cheewa, Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn’t Die, Naturegraph Publishers, 2008. 

Riddle, Jeff, The Indian History of the Modoc War: And the Causes That Led to It, Urion Press, 1974


Wilkenson, Charles, The People Are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon, University of Washington Press, 2010. 


Hunn, Eugene, Cáw Pawá Láakni / They Are Not Forgotten: Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 2015

Karsen, Jennifer,Wiyaxayxt / Wiyaakaa’awn / As Days Go By: Our History, Our Land, Our People –The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla, University of Washington Press, 2006

Rude, Noel, Umatilla Dictionary, University of Washington Press, 2014

Warm Springs

Aguilar, George, When the River Ran Wild! Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation, University of Washington Press, 2005

Non-Native writers

Beck, David, Seeking Recognition: The Termination and Restoration of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians,1855-1984. U Nebraska, 2009.

Berg, Laura, First Oregonians 2nd ed. (Some Native Writers).

Boyd, Robert. The Coming of the Spirit of Pestilence, U Wash Press 1999.

Boyd, Robert, Fire and the Land, OSU Press 1999

Mackey, Harold. The Kalapuyans, A Sourcebook on the Indians of the Willamette Valley. Mission Mill Museum Associates, 1974.

Mackey, Harold, The Kalapuyans, Second Edition, Mission Mill Museum Associates, 2004.

Ulrich, Roberta, American Indian Nations From Termination to Restoration, 2010

Wilkinson, Charles. Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations, Norton, 2006.



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