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Having conversations about health: Public health disparities on the Pine Ridge Native reservation

Soham Govande , November 7th, 2020


Indigenous communities have suffered for centuries at the hands of colonialism, and their isolation on reservations has affected their health and well-being in a myriad of ways. In…


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Nicholas Day Saves the Umpqua Indians

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


The following story appeared in the Oregonian in 1900. Nicholas Day was an Indian agent who was hired by Joel Palmer to manage the Umpqua Indians. Day took…


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Soc-te-la Chief of the Luckimute Kalapuya People

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , March 24th, 2020


The following section of a letter to General Joel Palmer details that at least one chief Soc-te-la knew they were to remove and was working to gather his…


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Fishery Politics with the Yakima Reservation Peoples: 1890s

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


Chilluckittequw: In what was to become Skamania County, the first residents called themselves Chilluckittequw (Ruby and Brown) and they lived along the rivers that drained into the Columbia…


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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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Fort Yamhill in Maps and Plans

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 27th, 2018


Fort Yamhill, on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, was established in March 1856. A detachment of troops, dragoons -mounted infantry- were assigned to the fort to keep the…


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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


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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


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Early History of the White Salmon Reservation

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


One of the shortest lives reservations was the White Salmon Reservation, on the north bank of the Columbia River across from Hood River. The Reservation Continue reading


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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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Rogue River Treaty of 1853, Negotiated September 10, 1853, Ratified April 12, 1854

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


The Rogue River Treaty of 1853 was negotiated at the base of the Lower Table Rock, between the base and the river. Accounts of the treaty signing suggest…


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Treaty with the Umpqua and Kalapuya, Negotiated November 29, 1854, Ratified March 3, 1855

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


On November 29th 1854, the tribes of the upper Umpqua River (Umpqua) and Yoncalla Kalapuyans signed a treaty with the United States for their lands.  This was the…


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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…


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