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Encounters with Chief Kiesno of the Columbia

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , June 29th, 2020

Chief Kiesno was one of the most powerful chiefs on the Columbia at the time of the fur trade and American settlement. He was related to tribes throughout…


Native Kinships and Wealth among the Middle Chinookans

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 31st, 2018

Native kinships are incredibly complex. They do not follow the nice neat patterns of kinship that Americans have adopted from their European ancestors. Native peoples did not only…