Tag: Washington Territory

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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J. Ross Browne Investigation as Reported to the SF Herald, 1857

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , February 17th, 2020


Special Indian Agent J. Ross Browne famously came to the Northwest reservations in 1857 and wrote reports of the conditions of the tribes on the reservations. The following…


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Modeste Demers Ethnographic Descriptions of the Tribes, 1839

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


Modeste Demers was assigned with the Oregon Territory, in 1837, at the same time as Francois Norbert Blanchet and they traveled together overland to their assignment in canoes…


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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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Joe Lane 1849 : Report of the Tribes and Bands of the Oregon Territory

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , July 23rd, 2018


General Joe Lane was an early politician and war hero for Oregon. He served as the Indian Superintendent for Oregon as well as Governor of the territory in…


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James Swan; Fishing Culture of Coastal Washington Tribes

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


James G. Swan is a legendary scholar of Native people of the Northwest coast. He is an early federal employee in the Oregon territory and lives in the…


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