Tag: Personal History

Native Salem exhibit opens to the Public November 12th 2021

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , November 7th, 2021


This summer I was approached by the Bush Art Museum to do something for Native American month. Over the period of several months discussion we centered the exhibit…


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Development of Tribal Cultural Identity at the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 30th, 2020


A good number of people have over the years shown some confusion about the identity of the tribal members at the Grand Ronde tribe. Many natives and non-natives…


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A Petition to Change the Name of Lane County

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


  In this new period of “wokeness” there are calls for the elimination of racist names and statues from our institutions. Christopher Columbus statues have been torn from…


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Revisiting the Schools I Attended

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , June 7th, 2020


As a native person, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and a descendant of the Santiam, Takelma, and Chinook peoples of western Oregon, I have…


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2019 Year in Review of ndnhistoryresearch blog

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 20th, 2019


2019 has been a year of many changes for me and the blog. I am now fully employed at OSU in Anthropology and Native studies. This has been…


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Summer Cycling at Minto-Brown Island Park

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 7th, 2019


This summer, I have been returning to mountain biking in the local park, Minto-Brown Island park. I used to mountain bike a lot, when I lived in California….


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Tribal Boys Thrown Off Census for Years

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 4th, 2019


At the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation the Indian Agent in 1907, Andrew Kershaw (Kershaw was a long-term agent at the reservation, began omitting Tribal members from the annual…


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Related by Old Man Fisherman, a family of Yoncalla Indians

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 5th, 2018


The Fisherman family of Calapooia Indians are related to the Halo/Fearn family in ways that are as yet unclear to people not from their community. Continue reading


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NDNHISTORYRESEARCH End of the Year 2017 Wrap

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 23rd, 2017


This year, 2017, has shown a lot of growth after the 2016 breakout year, capping two years of amazing histories being written, and an awesome response from my…


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Oregon Tribal Newspapers in the Public Sphere

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


The last eight years have seen huge growth in the availability of Oregon’s Newspapers in a digital format. The Project Historic Oregon Newspapers offers now dozens of papers…


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American Mythic Origins, Thanksgiving, Mascots and the Oregon Trail

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 22nd, 2017


Over the last week I have taped at least two shows for the radio about my thoughts about Thanksgiving. Suddenly everyone wants to know what “Natives” think about…


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