Tag: allotment

Influenza on the Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , January 15th, 2021


The tribes removed to the Grand Ronde Reservation in 1856 never realized the safety and security of a reservation they were promised in seven treaties. They were forced…


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Petition to Survey the Reservation and to Live in Peace, September 20, 1869

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 18th, 2019


Previous essays have addressed the poor treatment of the tribes on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation into the late 1860s. In 1869 during his inauguration speech, newly elected…


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John Wacheno on Fishing Rights and Land Inheritance, 1931

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 14th, 2019


In 1931, John Wacheno of Grand Ronde tesified before a subcommittee from the Committee of Indian Affairs at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. The subcommittee is investigating…


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Tribal Boys Thrown Off Census for Years

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 4th, 2019


At the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation the Indian Agent in 1907, Andrew Kershaw (Kershaw was a long-term agent at the reservation, began omitting Tribal members from the annual…


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They Were of Good Character and Industrious, Kalapuya and Umpqua Off-Reservation Allotments

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 2nd, 2018


Indian Off-Reservation Allotments Members of the Halo Family of Yoncalla Indians, were allotted with off-reservation Indian Allotments in 1892. Most…


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