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Stingy American Settlers of the Willamette Valley

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , January 12th, 2018


  The Kalapuyan tribes of the Willamette Valley have lived here for more than 10,000 years, some 50,000 generations of people. The whole of the valley was owned…


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Anson Dart and the Willamette Treaty Commission

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


Many scholars of Oregon tribal history have assumed, as have I, that Anson Dart, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon from 1850 to 1852 was responsible for…


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Dart’s Instructions of Colonization and Assimilation in 1850

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


In 1850, the United States passed The Oregon Donation Land-claim Act. This act gave American men 640 acres, one square mile of free land in Oregon, allowed other…


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Rejection of the Nineteen 1851 Oregon Treaties

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 31st, 2017


Anson Dart, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon, from 1850 to 1852, remains an enigma. His nineteen treaties with the tribes of western Oregon, negotiated by the…


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The Battle of Abiqua, Second Battle of the Willamette Valley

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 30th, 2017


The Battle of Abiqua In February 1848, six months after the Whitman Massacre, the settlers in the Willamette valley were very tense, concerned that the tribes would gather…


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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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Trade Between the Interior and the Coast; Kalapuyans, Klikitats, Coosans

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , December 12th, 2017


Previous to the Americans and the British In Oregon, the tribes had a millennium of interrelationships with one another. Trade was a major part of the lives of…


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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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Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 3rd, 2015


Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Portland, Oregon for the very first time and take an unexpected “side trip” about 90 minutes north to a…


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