20 Years of the Southwest Oregon Research Project

  Southwest Oregon Research Projects & The Archival Collection In 1995, I attended an event that would impact me for many years. The event was a potlatch held by the Coquille tribe and the University of Oregon. There was given away copies of some 50,000 pages of information collected from the Smithsonian Institution to the … More 20 Years of the Southwest Oregon Research Project

Native Community History of Eugene Area

Original Peoples The earliest history of Native people in the Eugene-Springfield area is that of the Kalapuya tribes from the area, Chifin, Winefelly,  Pee-u (Mohawk), and Chelamela tribes. These people signed a treaty with the United States in 1855, and were removed to temporary reservations in the Willamette valley. The Yoncalla, in the Umpqua valley, … More Native Community History of Eugene Area

Freely given: Ethnographic collections and their Informants

Tribal traditions, languages, ethnography are integral to research on the cultures of tribes. These are part the libraries of tribal knowledge that are somewhat preserves and lost over the past 200 or more years. Elders have stated that whenever an elder passes, a library is gone. This is especially true for people how are carriers … More Freely given: Ethnographic collections and their Informants

New Tribal Archival Articles in Journal Publication Online

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol6/iss1/ Here is the link to articles to the new issue of Journal Of Western Archives. This is an online publicly accessible journal where I serve on the Editorial  board. The issue published yesterday is a special issue, the Native American Archives Special Issue, with all articles related to Tribal Archives and collections. This issue … More New Tribal Archival Articles in Journal Publication Online