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A Policy of Forfeiture of Rights and Annuities under the Peace Treaty of 1853

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 16th, 2021


In numerous essays on this blog I have noted that many of the tribes considered the most violent, and those who had participated in the wars in southwestern…


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Did the non-ratification of the Coast Treaty cause Grand Ronde to become permanent?

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 2nd, 2018


The Grand Ronde Indian reservation was a sudden change in plans for Joel Palmer in 1855. When the Rogue River war began, and other conflicts with tribes north…


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A Trip to Tillamook, By Way of the Salmon River: the First Journey of Warren Vaughn

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , April 28th, 2018


I encountered this history, partially unpublished I believe, in the Oregon Historical Society Library. The published book of his journal focuses on the second trip down the coast…


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The Significance of Salmon River Encampment in 1875

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , March 12th, 2018


In 1875, the United States Congress passed an act, March 3, 1875, to reduce the Coast Reservation. This act, terminated the Alsea Reservation, that section Continue reading


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Indian Catchers of Coastal Oregon 1850s

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , March 6th, 2018


A truly remarkable fact of Oregon history presented itself whole conducting some coastal research. In 1856 and for years after, the Indian agents employed and Continue reading


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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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