Tag: Assimilation

Development of Tribal Cultural Identity at the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 30th, 2020


A good number of people have over the years shown some confusion about the identity of the tribal members at the Grand Ronde tribe. Many natives and non-natives…


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Elijah White Romanticizes Oregon Tribal Peoples

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


Dr. Elijah White was a missionary and the first Indian sub-Agent of the Oregon territory. He was then (1837) part of Jason Lee’s Methodist Mission but had a…


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Chief Eagle Horse Baritone Singer from Alaska

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 15th, 2019


Charlie Cutter, a student of Chemawa Indian school from about 1898 to 1902 was a noted baritone singer. Cutter was born in Shaken Alaska in1880  and had a…


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Methodists in Oregon

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 26th, 2018


Reverend Jason Lee established the first Methodist Mission near Champoeg in 1835. By 1839 the mission had been damaged by flood waters and Lee established another farm and school…


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Savage System

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , July 4th, 2018


Often, I address white American attitudes towards native peoples. How historians have ignored whole sections of our history, racism and genocide against native peoples, the lack of education…


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Dispelling the Cloud of Black Eternity: the Willamette School at Grand Ronde in 1857

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 20th, 2018


Once the tribes were removed to the reservation, additional work began to civilize them. The Indian Agents and teachers disregarded the tribe’s cultures and previous Continue reading


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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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Differential Immigration and Citizenship in the 19th Century in Oregon

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 29th, 2018


The immigration debate that is being discussed nationally, has cause me to think about what immigration was like in the…


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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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Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management

Maximilian C. Forte , December 19th, 2017


“The Emergence of the Chief” is a statue on the Loyola campus of Concordia University in Montreal. {click to enlarge} In Canada, “a yoga instructor…says her free class…


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Nativistic Movements

Maximilian Forte , March 22nd, 2016


Originally published as: “Nativistic Movements” By Ralph Linton and A. Irving Hallowell American Anthropologist, 45(2), 1943, pp. 230-240 NATIVISTIC MOVEMENTS By RALPH LINTON —&#8212…


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