Contrasting Colonization in Grand Ronde and Belgium: Reverend Croquet and Cardinal Mercier

The story of the tribes of the United States is one of colonization and disenfranchisement. For hundreds of years, the tribes were subject to pressures from newcomers to their lands. Explorers, missionaries, traders, settlers, all manner of other people seeking to claim land, and take resources from the tribes. This story is well written in … More Contrasting Colonization in Grand Ronde and Belgium: Reverend Croquet and Cardinal Mercier

Indian Fishing Rights on the Grand Ronde-Siletz Indian Agency

Over the course of the years  one question about the tribes of western Oregon has never been fully answered, Do the Tribal Members of the Grand Ronde and Siletz Reservations possess fishing rights? This essay offers a few case studies and a short analysis of the issue and question, that in many ways still exists … More Indian Fishing Rights on the Grand Ronde-Siletz Indian Agency

Umpqua Journal of Removal To the Grand Ronde Encampment, 1856

The following is the raw transcription of the journal of the removal of Four tribes  (Cow Creek Umpqua, Upper Umpqua, Yoncalla Kalapuya, Southern Molalla) from the Umpqua Reservation west of Roseburg to the Grand Ronde Encampment (later Grand Ronde Reservation) at the western edge of the Willamette Valley. I have made some notes of clarification … More Umpqua Journal of Removal To the Grand Ronde Encampment, 1856

Digital Collections at University of Wisconsin

An Academia.com visitor suggested that I check out the digital collections at the University of Wisconsin. There, I found the full range of Indian Affairs reports all fully downloadable. As I had some spaces in my collection, I began downloading those most relevant. The 1852 and 1855 Indian Affairs reports were first. I then began … More Digital Collections at University of Wisconsin