Tag: History

Erroneous Tropes in Narratives of Removal to the Coast Indian Reservation

Digging through previously collected digitized documents, I found several accounts of removal of the tribes to the Siletz Reservation. These are worthy of commentary for the historical origins of many of the details emphasized. Its apparent that oral accounts are in many ways more…

Two Schools at Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, 1863

There are a few reports that open the windows wide to a vision of the reservation, its changes, its struggles, and its peoples. In the 1863 Grand Ronde reports from the employees at the reservation there are great details about the two schools at…

Truth of History

This title is nearly an oxymoron. There are historic truths, but what we known of history is an invention of mostly people who did not personally experience that history. In truth, historians write histories all the time where they assume that what they are…

American Mythic Origins, Thanksgiving, Mascots and the Oregon Trail

Over the last week I have taped at least two shows for the radio about my thoughts about Thanksgiving. Suddenly everyone wants to know what “Natives” think about this holiday. I think its a reaction to resent activities around Native American month and Indigenous…

Public Anthropology- Radio Shows KMUZ, KYAC

The following Radio broadcasts feature various educational and information shows about Oregon Indian History. Native America Calling Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Indigenous perspectives on borders Thursday, June 14, 2018 – Political rhetoric takes a turn   KMUZ-Salem Indian education http://kmuz.org/willamette-wake-up-11092017-history-of-indian-education-in-oregon/ Your Salem Through…

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