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The Upper Umpqua and Yoncalla are Removed to the Umpqua Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 6th, 2022


A subject which has had little clarity in the past is when were the Umpqua and Southern Kalapuya, the Yoncallas, resettled to the Umpqua Reservation at Coles Valley….


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Removal of Four Tribes from the Umpqua Reservation 1855-1856

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , June 16th, 2021


Between the time of the formation of the Umpqua Reservation in the Umpqua basin (1854) and the removal of the four tribes to Grand Ronde Reservation, in late…


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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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The Umpqua River Indians Prepare for Removal

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 6th, 2020


William Martin, the Sub-Indian Agent of the Umpqua and Coos Bay was appointed to the position by Jole Palmer in June 1853. He worked to understand the tribes…


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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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When the Southern Molallas Moved to the Umpqua Reservation

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 14th, 2018


In 1853, Joel Palmer Indian Superintendent for Oregon established the Umpqua Reservation in the inland Umpqua Valley. The  September 19, 1853 Treaty with the Cow Creek Band of…


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Meacham’s Final Appeal to Fairly Pay the Tribes Removed to the Coast Reservation.

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 19th, 2018


Albert B. Meacham was an Indian agent in the 1860’s and 70’s and oversaw some changes in the reservations. He attempted to give the tribes some voice in…


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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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Canoeing the Yaquina, Coast Reservation, November 1856

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


The story of the Coast Reservation of Oregon is complicated. The Coast Reservation is created in 1855 by Presidential Executive Order and then for some Continue reading


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The Gateway on the Central Oregon Coast, Fort Umpqua and the Umpqua Sub Indian Agency

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 14th, 2018


  The southern and central Coast of Oregon is a relatively unknown area in Native American history. As the area is not well researched it Continue reading


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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


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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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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…


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