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Santiam Forks Band of Molalla

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 17th, 2021


The Santiam Forks Band of Molalla is not as well known as the Northern Molalla. We have had a few stories and while there is some information in…


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Waukikum Treaty of 1851

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 16th, 2020


Treaty between the Waukikum tribe and the United States, negotiated by Anson Dart, Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The treaty negotiations at Tansey Point on the Columbia River were…


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Dart Introduces the Clackamas Treaty to the US Senate

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 6th, 2020


Anson Dart departed from Oregon in late 1851 after completing the negotiation of 19 treaties in Oregon with tribes. Dart had replaced the Willamette Treaty Commission in June…


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Lower Chinookan Treaty Territories in 1851

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 30th, 2018


  The Columbia River has been divided into different culture areas by anthropologists since the 19th century. They are Upper, middle and lower Chinook areas, or sometimes written…


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Dart’s Instructions of Colonization and Assimilation in 1850

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


In 1850, the United States passed The Oregon Donation Land-claim Act. This act gave American men 640 acres, one square mile of free land in Oregon, allowed other…


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Rejection of the Nineteen 1851 Oregon Treaties

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 31st, 2017


Anson Dart, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon, from 1850 to 1852, remains an enigma. His nineteen treaties with the tribes of western Oregon, negotiated by the…


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The 1851 Treaty Commission: the Ya-su-chah at Port Orford

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 16th, 2017


This second treaty at Port Orford was with a tribe south of the Rogue River, likely the Chetleshin tribe. This is another athapaskan speaking tribe that already had…


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The 1851 Treaty Commission: Coquille, Euchre, and Tototan at Port Orford

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 16th, 2017


  The Coquille are a Miluk speaking tribe and the other tribes, Euchre Creek and To-to-tan, are athapaskan speaking tribes that already had several problems with explorers and…


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