Tag: Cascades

Burning over the Columbia Bayou

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 27th, 2021


The area of the south bank of the Columbia between the Sandy and Willamette Rivers is of particular interest to the tribes who once lived there. Historically, there…


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Records of the Cascades Watlala Removal to Grand Ronde

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 26th, 2021


Joel Palmer’s letters during his superintendency lend themselves to a timeline for the removal of most tribes. Palmer penned orders and received reports from his Indian agents, sub…


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Blanchet’s Mission to the Cascades, 1841

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 30th, 2019


  Blanchet’s mission to the Cascades is perhaps his first visit to this location. His interactions with Tamakoun, also later called Tomaquin, are quite revealing of the tribe…


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Nichaqwali Watlala peoples at Blue Lake

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 10th, 2019


The Nichaqwali people, a Cascades/Watlala Chinookan band, lived at the juncture of several cultural groups that lived in the larger region of the lower Columbia and who interacted…


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Fishery Politics with the Yakima Reservation Peoples: 1890s

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , January 7th, 2019


Chilluckittequw: In what was to become Skamania County, the first residents called themselves Chilluckittequw (Ruby and Brown) and they lived along the rivers that drained into the Columbia…


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Traditional Sharing of the Cascades Range by Tribes

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , November 13th, 2018


The assignment by anthropologists, historians, and linguists of the whole of the Oregon Cascades to the Molalla peoples since 1846 (Hale 1846) needs to be critically rethought. I…


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Early History of the White Salmon Reservation

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , March 1st, 2018


One of the shortest lives reservations was the White Salmon Reservation, on the north bank of the Columbia River across from Hood River. The Reservation Continue reading


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The Willamette Valley Treaty (Treaty with the Kalapuya, Etc.) Signed January 22 & Ratified March 3, 1855

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 16th, 2018


The Willamette Valley Treaty was designed to remove the tribes from western Oregon, from lands desired by American settlers. When the treaty was finally signed, on January 22th,…


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