Tag: Wool

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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Curry’s Volunteers

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 26th, 2020


This letter from General Wool is remarkable for its transparency in revealing the actions and decisions of Governor Curry of Oregon. General George Law Curry was a two-time…


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Planning the Reserve on the Sea Coast

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 25th, 2020


The following letters detail one side of the conversation with Joel Palmer, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon, and John Wool, commander of the Pacific Department. (I don’t…


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General Wool in California

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 7th, 2020


The following is a series of statements by General John E. Wool and his underlings in the 1850s, from their administrative moorings in Benecia, California, the offices of…


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“Dinna you get attached tae yon lamb” Fieldwork with Yoda.

Catherine Munro , December 15th, 2015


Two pairs of eyes looked at me from across the table waiting for my response. A third pair joined them. The four day old lamb cradled in my…


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