Tag: Coos

Estuaries Saved the Coastal Tribes: Section 2- Removal and Exposure

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


Removal of the western Oregon tribes to the reservations was a tumultuous affair. Caravans from the Umpqua and Table Rock reservations to place in the dead of winter…


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Meacham’s Final Appeal to Fairly Pay the Tribes Removed to the Coast Reservation.

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 19th, 2018


Albert B. Meacham was an Indian agent in the 1860’s and 70’s and oversaw some changes in the reservations. He attempted to give the tribes some voice in…


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Bison of the Western Rockies

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 26th, 2018


  For years, I have stated that the tribes did not have bison in Oregon, so they would not have made tipis. This is why the tribes have…


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Surviving Oregon Native Languages; Online Sources and Links

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , March 25th, 2018


  Oregon Tribal Languages have been endangered for over 100 years. From an original base of some 100 languages and dialects, the number of surviving Continue reading


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Andrew S. Charles, Siuslaw Informant 1931

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 27th, 2017


In 1931, the coastal tribes were in the midst of a lawsuit against the federal government. The tribes of the southern coast, between the California border and North…


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