University of Oregon

History of Western Oregon Tribes

A lecture by Dr. David G. Lewis, Tribal Historian and Manager of the Cultural Exhibits and Archives Program, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community

The History of Western Oregon Tribes
The History of Western Oregon Tribes

Native societies in Oregon have seen monumental changes in the last two hundred years. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Oregon’s tribes and bands have witnessed great losses of land to federal government allotment programs; death from European diseases; and the loss of culture and language from assimilation programs at Indian boarding schools. Through all these changes, Native cultures in Oregon have adapted, and now are thriving.

David Lewis is the Tribal Historian and Manager of the Cultural Exhibits and Archives Program, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community. Dr. Lewis is an enrolled member at the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, his ancestral heritage is Chinook, Takelma, and Santiam Kalapuya. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oregon.

Location: Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon

Date: November 15, 2016

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

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