The 1851 Treaty Commission Journal: Santiam Kalapuya Negotiations

The 1851 Indian treaties for Oregon were the first in the Pacific Northwest, the very first being that with the Santiam. After the Santiam treaty, the other tribes in the valley are negotiated with, then the responsibilities are assigned to Anson Dart and after Robert Shortess arranges meetings with lower Chinook and Tillamook tribes, he … More The 1851 Treaty Commission Journal: Santiam Kalapuya Negotiations

Robert Shortess On the Columbia

Robert Shortess was an early pioneer settler and Indian agent on the Columbia River. He is drawn to Oregon after witnessing a speech given by Jason Lee who is on a tour of the east working to get more white men and women to come to the Willamette Valley.  He leaves Missouri in 1839, and … More Robert Shortess On the Columbia