“I suppose you know you are leaving us many days behind.” Umatilla Reservation 1871

  On August 7th 1871, Indian commissioner Alfred B. Meacham met with representatives of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The mission was to discuss the possibility of the tribe relinquishing its reservation and combining with one of their neighboring reservations in Washington State or Oregon. The transcript of this meeting is found in the M234 series […]

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200 years of Conflict

In the Northwest today there is an incredible historical irony playing itself out through inter-tribal politics. Perhaps the situation is such that it rates as predictive in nature. For the past decade or so the Tribes in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon have engaged in a economic war over who will first be able to […]

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