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Surviving Indigenous Landscapes in the Willamette Valley: the Mid-Valley Buttes

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , December 2nd, 2018


In my short life, I have spent some 30 years traveling the Willamette Valley from north to south and east to west, and not really giving the buttes…


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Ethnographic Molalla Homelands in Historic Scholarship

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 21st, 2018


The Molalla tribes and bands, were native peoples lived in Western Oregon within the Willamette Valley, and within the Umpqua valley. Historic studies of the Molalla have assigned…


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William Slacum’s Chart of the Columbia River 1837

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


As a spy in the Oregon Territory, and a Navy man, William A. Slacum was tasked with documenting the possessions of the British, but he also worked extensively…


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Tribal Environmental Health Summit 2018: presentation and video link

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 24th, 2018


  I participated in the last tribal Environmental Health Summit at OSU. Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:40-1:00 pmLunch plenary (starting at 12pm) Lunch and Regional PlenarySpeaker: David Lewis, Ethnoh…


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Chelamela and Chemapho Kalapuyans

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 20th, 2018


The Long Tom River and its tributaries was the original homelands to two major tribes of Kalapuyan Indians, the Chelamela and Chemapho tribes. The Chelamela occupied the upper…


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History in the Vouchers: Joel Palmer’s Expense Journal

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , July 25th, 2018


I have spent much time on Palmer’s and other early settler’s and explorer’s letters that I have gained a good understanding of the history of the tribes.  Some…


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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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Popular American Cultural Theft of Totem Poles

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , July 7th, 2018


The story of the Ritz Sauna Totem pole is rich with cultural history. The Ritz Sauna has been associated with the Oregon Country Fair since the beginnings of…


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Clackamas Fishing Culture

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , June 30th, 2018


  The Clackamas were major fisher people in the Willamette and Columbia. The Willamette Falls is second only to Celilo in the lower Columbia for fishing for salmon….


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Lt. William A. Slacum, United States Spy in the Oregon Territory, & Chief Slacum of the Clowewalla

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


Lt. William A. Slacum, a Navy purser, was sent by the President, through the Department of State, as a special investigator to the Oregon Territory to investigate the…


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Drucker’s Records of Clackamas Villages

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , June 7th, 2018


The Clackamas (Tlakamas) lived along the Clackamas river and along the lower Willamette. Their villages and associated territorial claims extended from Willamette Falls to the Willamette Slough. Schol…


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Ethnography of Oregon Indians 1841: Horatio Hale of the U.S. Exploring Expedition

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 25th, 2018


Horatio Hale’s created what may be one of the earliest ethnographies of the tribes of the Pacific Coast. Remarkable as it is, Hale’s ethnography is both interesting and…


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The Mills, Second Buildings at Chemeketa-Salem

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 7th, 2018


In the earliest lore of the City of Salem, the location was an Indian village named Chemeketa, next to Chemeketa Creek. Before this village was known by Americans,…


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A Stable Kalapuyan Anthropogenic-Environmental Model?

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 6th, 2018


It is noted that humans have had an extreme effect on the environment everywhere they have lived. These changes became much more radical some 12,000 years ago when…


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Chemeketa Creek Becomes Mill Creek

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 2nd, 2018


A creek in Salem, Oregon, presently named Mill Creek (GNIS 1163145), was named such in the 1850’s. To aid the flow of the original creek, that had been…


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Lost Horses & Rights of Native Peoples in Salem, Oregon 1875

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


In 1875 a good number of letters were sent around to Indian agents about Indians who had “illegally” left the reservations and who were living Continue reading


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Medicinal Plants of the Rogue Rivers at Grand Ronde, 1858

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , March 2nd, 2018


When the tribes got to the reservation in 1856, the federal Indian agents were then 100% responsible for feeding them and caring for their health Continue reading


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A Hot Bed of Disease and Death, Anson G. Henry Physician at Grand Ronde

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


In 1857, Doctor Anson G. Henry wrote a report on the health conditions at Grand Ronde. A few days before he had written another report,  Continue reading


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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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They Were of Good Character and Industrious, Kalapuya and Umpqua Off-Reservation Allotments

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , February 2nd, 2018


Indian Off-Reservation Allotments Members of the Halo Family of Yoncalla Indians, were allotted with off-reservation Indian Allotments in 1892. Most…


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Henry B. Nichols recalls the Calapooians, 1903

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 22nd, 2018


Henry Brainard Nichols, was a school teacher and state legislator from Benton County, in Oregon. He was born 1821 in Lyme, Connecticut, and attended Wesleyan University at Middletown….


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The Willamette Valley Treaty Podcast for the Grand Ronde Tribe

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 18th, 2018


The ratified treaties series, just completed today (1/17/2018), was inspired by a request from Dean Rhodes, Media Director at Grand Ronde, for me to tape a podcast about…


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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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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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