Tag: Treaty

Near Extinction of the Grave Creek Band

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , January 5th, 2022


The experiences of the Grave Creek Indians of southwestern Oregon mirror those of the other tribes in the region. They however hardly survived the 1850s as most of…


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Forced to Pay for the Rogue River 1853 War

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 15th, 2021


One of the most egregious of acts against the Rogue River tribes in southern Oregon was making them pay for the destruction of the property of the American…


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Missing Pages: Additional Signatory Tribes to the Willamette Valley Treaty

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 25th, 2021


For more than 166 years the following pages were missing from the history and legal record of the Grand Ronde Tribe. It appears that sometime in early March…


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Waukikum Treaty of 1851

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 16th, 2020


Treaty between the Waukikum tribe and the United States, negotiated by Anson Dart, Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The treaty negotiations at Tansey Point on the Columbia River were…


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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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We are Treated like Slaves and are Starving: Siletz Chiefs send their Remarks to the President 1862

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 29th, 2018


  In the 1860’s the western Oregon reservations were still struggling with feeding all the Indians despite promises by Indian agents, and the treaties, that when they removed,…


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Joe Lane’s Report of the Rogue River battle at Evans Creek, 1853

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , July 19th, 2018


In 1853, the Oregon Territorial militia commanded by General Joseph Lane was fighting a series of battles in the Rogue River valley, the main battle at Evans Creek….


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Origins of the Willamette Valley Treaty Map of 1851

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 4th, 2018


Leonard White was a steamboat captain that began his career in early Oregon at Salem. White was born in Indiana in 1827 and came to Oregon Territory in…


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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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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


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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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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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The Willamette Valley Treaty (Treaty with the Kalapuya, Etc.) Signed January 22 & Ratified March 3, 1855

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


The Willamette Valley Treaty was designed to remove the tribes from western Oregon, from lands desired by American settlers. When the treaty was finally signed, on January 22th,…


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The Original 1855 Belden Map, Compared to the Redrafted Version

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 17th, 2017


In 1855, the United States was on a campaign to purchase all of the land from the Oregon Tribes and remove them to reservations. Joel Palmer, Superintendent of…


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The 1851 Tansy Point Treaty Journal: The Clatsop Treaty

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 20th, 2017


For the Tansy Point Treaties, Dart worked to get all the land from the tribes. By this time the tribes had already heard rumors of the treaties, and…


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The 1851 Treaty Commission: the Ya-su-chah at Port Orford

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 16th, 2017


This second treaty at Port Orford was with a tribe south of the Rogue River, likely the Chetleshin tribe. This is another athapaskan speaking tribe that already had…


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The 1851 Treaty Commission: Coquille, Euchre, and Tototan at Port Orford

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , November 16th, 2017


  The Coquille are a Miluk speaking tribe and the other tribes, Euchre Creek and To-to-tan, are athapaskan speaking tribes that already had several problems with explorers and…


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Understanding the Iranian Perspective in Nuclear Negotiations–Huffington Post by William O. Beeman

William Beeman , November 19th, 2013


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/search.php/?q=Beeman&s_it=header_form_v1 Understanding the Iranian Perspective in Nuclear Negotiations …


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