Tag: Indian

GURU PURNIMA – Associated Traditions and Gurus

Anthrophile , July 13th, 2022


    Today, on the occasion of Guru Purnima, I thought about shedding some light on the traditions which are associated with “Gurus”. To begin, Guru Purnima is traditionally…


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Red Caps Murder Patora

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 5th, 2020


In March 1855, Patora a chief of the Yurok tribe was murdered by volunteers on the Klamath River in California. The Yurok at this time were peaceful and…


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Baleful Gifts of Civilization: Smallpox Epidemic 1853

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , March 26th, 2020


  It is well recording in numerous sources that diseases from Europe came with the exploring Whitemen and infected millions of the indigenous peoples of the World with…


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We Tricked them-We Are All One People

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , February 13th, 2020


Aunt Pat in a low whispering voice was speaking to me before a Culture Committee meeting at Grand Ronde. Pat Allen was the chair and I was vice-chair,…


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Oregon Catholic Indian Education History

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , January 17th, 2020


The Catholic Indian education program was initially supported by a policy decision by the U.S. Department of War in 1819. Then the USDOW was in charge of Indian…


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Blanchet’s Mission at the Walamette Village, 1841

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


The following is report from a Notice, Notice No. 4, part of a series of reports of the Catholic missionary Francois Norbert Blanchet (September 30, 1795 – June…


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The Temporary Cow Creek Umpqua Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 16th, 2018


The Cow Creek Umpquas were a Takelman speaking tribe of native peoples related to the Takelma peoples of the Rogue river valley. The Cow Creek peoples resided in…


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The 1855 Umpqua Reservation Census

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 14th, 2018


Some recent census research revealed a census I had not yet analyzed. Luckily, a brief search of my records found that I had previously collected the census, enabling…


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When the Southern Molallas Moved to the Umpqua Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 14th, 2018


In 1853, Joel Palmer Indian Superintendent for Oregon established the Umpqua Reservation in the inland Umpqua Valley. The  September 19, 1853 Treaty with the Cow Creek Band of…


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Remarkably Good Health … except for the deaths; Siletz Health report 1863

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


Reservation Health Reports previous to the 1870’s are fairly rare. there are about two reports a year for each reservation. The annual reports also have some health information,…


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A Hot Bed of Disease and Death, Anson G. Henry Physician at Grand Ronde

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 23rd, 2018


In 1857, Doctor Anson G. Henry wrote a report on the health conditions at Grand Ronde. A few days before he had written another report,  Continue reading


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Rogue River Treaty of 1854, Negotiated November 15, 1854, Ratified March 3, 1855

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 17th, 2018


The second Rogue River Treaty, that of 1854, was a treaty if peace, and ratifying the joint occupancy of the Table Rock Reservation by many tribes subject to…


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Treaty with the Chasta, Negotiated November 18, 1854, Ratified March 3, 1855

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 17th, 2018


The Treaty with the Chasta was signed on November 18, 1854, ceding a good portion of the Illinois and Rogue River areas, west of the Rogue Valley, to…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 13: Noah Tamarkin on thinking with South African Activists and Artists

smulla16 , December 7th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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