In the course of my research, I came upon this nice little statement from the Congress in 1841, by Congressman Linn. The very same Linn that lent Linn county in Oregon its name. The proposal is to fund an effort to give Americans access to the Oregon Territory. I really must quibble with one section … More Recede the Indians to where?
Had a very nice time in Tacoma this past weekend. There were few sessions, the conference was only about a days worth of sessions. But two of the sessions had significant papers on Oregon history. They were all very good. Overall, there were no other native people at the conference that I saw. I became … More Northwest History Conference
A video presentation of tribal history from Wisdom of the Elders. http://discoveringourstory.wisdomoftheelders.org/dostv-episode-7-david-g-lewis-ph-d
Over the past few years, I have pursued questions of the way history is written about the formation of the reservations in Oregon. I am not trained as a historian but instead as an anthropologist but the disciplines cross over well. Most of my work has been in ethnohistory, an admixture of ethnic studies, history … More Historical Errors are the Rule, not the Exception