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What A 1993 Outbreak Can Tell Us About Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pandemic Preparedness by Rebecca Lynn Perez

Rebecca Lynn Perez , December 16th, 2021

In 1993, the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States experienced an unknown virus outbreak that killed its victims within 48 hours. While the Centers for Disease…


Nestucca Accounts of the Great Fire of 1845 and First Encounters with White Men

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , November 11th, 2021

There are numerous oral histories from tribal people in Oregon about catastrophic events, fires, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis. Many of these stories are fantastically imagined and are likely…


Reindeer nomadism as profession, lifestyle, passion and love: Sergei Serotetto

fstammle , June 3rd, 2021

русский текст ниже One of the world’s most respected reindeer nomads, 1954-2021, mourning for a friend (all photos in this post © by Florian Stammler) Один из самых…

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Long live the tundra nomads!

fstammle , December 18th, 2020

Just found out from the local news that in the Novyi Urengoy hospital two Nenets elders survived covid-19 and recovered from pneumonia, at the age of more than…

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The Experience of Displacement and Social Engineering in Kola Saami Oral Histories

lukasallemann , October 11th, 2020

Public defence of the doctoral dissertation by blog contributor Lukas Allemann on 15 Oct 2020 Our team member and periodic blog contributor Lukas Allemann examines in his thesis…

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Native Details of the Battle of Hungry Hill

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 2nd, 2020

As noted by Dr. Mark Tveskov in his 2017 article “A “Most Disastrous” Affair: The Battle of Hungry Hill, Historical Memory, and the Rogue River War” (OHQ Vol….


Agent of Rebirth, Kalapuyan Culture in Linn County

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 23rd, 2020

The Kalapuyans, for their part, accepted the settlement of the whites at first, as they saw the great wealth in new things brought to them, metals, fabrics, weapons,…


La’tiwi, Northern Molalla, Placenames and Housing notes

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 21st, 2019

Phillip Drucker’s field notes from the 1920s and 30s had him questioning many Native people from the region, from Grand Ronde and Siletz. Many of these people were…

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Erroneous Tropes in Narratives of Removal to the Coast Indian Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 15th, 2019

Digging through previously collected digitized documents, I found several accounts of removal of the tribes to the Siletz Reservation. These are worthy of commentary for the historical origins…

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Author Interview: The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan, by Sarah Cameron (University of Maryland)

info@centraleurasia.org , September 7th, 2019

In this second installation of our series featuring those books shortlisted by CESS for this year’s prize, we welcome Nurlan Kabdylkhak (University of North Carolina) who interviews Sarah…

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John Wacheno on Fishing Rights and Land Inheritance, 1931

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 14th, 2019

In 1931, John Wacheno of Grand Ronde tesified before a subcommittee from the Committee of Indian Affairs at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. The subcommittee is investigating…

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Truth of History

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 24th, 2018

This title is nearly an oxymoron. There are historic truths, but what we known of history is an invention of mostly people who did not personally experience that…

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Indifference to the Needs of the Tribes: Testimony of William Miller, Physician at Grand Ronde, 1862

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , June 29th, 2018

In 1862, there remained many problems at the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Problems of food and shelter, medicine and education where not solved yet. The seven treaties of…


Conditions of the Alsea Indians and the Salmon River Encampment 1876-1878

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , April 7th, 2018

As addressed in previous essays, in about 1875, most Indian annuities for the Western Oregon tribes ended because the 20 year payments were exhausted. This Continue reading


Siletz Tribal Council 1876

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

  The year 1876 appears to have been a key year to discuss further reductions of the Siletz Reservation. The original Coast reservation was a Continue reading


Воспоминания коренных жителей Севера о национальных и вспомогательных школах-интернатах – Testimonies about boarding schools among indigenous people in Russia’s North

lukasallemann , March 25th, 2018

Текст на русском языке см. ниже In this contribution, which will be mainly in Russian, I want to give the floor to the numerous voices about boarding schools…

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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


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


War on the Umpqua Tribes and Removal to the Umpqua Reserves

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 11th, 2018

Much has been written and published of the Rogue River, Modoc, and Yakima Wars in the Oregon Territory. These wars were, by-and-large, reactions of the Continue reading


Henry B. Nichols recalls the Calapooians, 1903

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 22nd, 2018

Henry Brainard Nichols, was a school teacher and state legislator from Benton County, in Oregon. He was born 1821 in Lyme, Connecticut, and attended Wesleyan University at Middletown….


Treaty with the Umpqua – Cow Creek Band, Negotiated September 19, 1853, Ratified April 12, 1854

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

  The Treaty with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua is the first treaty in Oregon to be negotiated and ratified. The treaty establishes the Umpqua Reservation for…


Trade Between the Interior and the Coast; Kalapuyans, Klikitats, Coosans

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 12th, 2017

Previous to the Americans and the British In Oregon, the tribes had a millennium of interrelationships with one another. Trade was a major part of the lives of…


Oral Histories of Native Experiences at Yahaats Sub-Agency

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 6th, 2017

Yachats, today, is a tourist area on the Oregon Coast. The area is known for its amazingly beautiful coastline, for sea lions, and whale watching and weekend vacationing….


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…