NDNHISTORYRESEARCH End of the Year 2017 Wrap

This year, 2017, has shown a lot of growth after the 2016 breakout year, capping two years of amazing histories being written, and an awesome response from my followers. The blog now has over 1,060 followers in various media and over 30,000 unique visitors lifetime. There are now 241 different posts and over 61,000 views of those posts. This year, I have posted 75 articles, with a daily average of 84 views. I am extremely honored to have such a following. Thank you/Qa’pai. The most popular topic, on the most popular day, 1/6/2016, was about the Paiute history of the area of the  Malheur takeover. This year the most popular topic was the threats that President Trump presents to Tribal lands and sovereignty. My most recent article, about the original Belden map, also received a lot of attention. I normally post the articles to Facebook, to my site Oregon Indian Territory, and they go automatically to Twitter and LinkedIn. After

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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 Tribes of Oregon. It was amazing to see all of these national figures in anthropology and the university and local tribes attend and receive their gifts. I did not known much about the project then, nor did I view the collection. It wasn’t until 1997 when I became involved as a researcher in the second SWORP project, that I became intensely interested in the collection, the information it contained, and its potential to help the tribes in Oregon. The Southwest Oregon Research Project or SWORP began as a Project to help the Coquille Tribe collect the paper proof of their existence. They, along with some

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