Native American Tribes of Oregon Flagpole Project

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Outdoor Sculpture & Building Ornamentation

Native American Tribes of Oregon Flagpole Project

Photo: Native American Tribes Flagpole Project, January 9, 2017

The Native American Tribes of Oregon Flagpole Project began in 2012. A group of six students in the Lundquist College of Business, with then-junior Orion Falvey as lead, were motivated to increase the presence of Native Americans on the university campus. The plan was to position in a central location flagpoles which represented Oregon’s native populations. The project advisor was Gordon Bettles, UO Many Nations Longhouse steward. The ultimate design places the nine flagpoles around the amphitheater of the Erb Memorial Union in locations that match the respective Native American tribal sites in Oregon. Each flagpole has at the base defining the tribe represented and clarifying its geographical place in the state. The dedication of the nine flags took place on October 2, 2014.

Bibliography

  • Wagner, Lili. "Oregon Flagpole Project; Students seek to enhance culture on campus and leave an enduring legacy with the Native American Tribes of Oregon Flagpole Project." O Alumni Project (University of Oregon Alumni Association), 2014. http://www.uoalumni.com/.