Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries

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Stephen Dow Beckham
Oregon State University Press, 2006 - History - 583 pages
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"In this volume, Stephen Dow Beckham brings together for the first time commentary by Native Americans about the events affecting their lives in Oregon. This remarkable collection strives to let Oregon Indians tell their own story and, in so doing, gives fuller voice and greater clarity to Oregon's complex past. The book's seven thematic sections are arranged chronologically and prefaced with introductory essays that provide the context of Indian relations with Euro-Americans and tightening federal policy. Each of the nearly seventy documents has a brief introduction that identifies the event and the speakers involved. Most of the book's selections are little known. Few have been previously published, including treaty council minutes, court and congressional testimonies, letters, and passages from travelers' journals."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Ryan Mishap - Goodreads

I was disappointed that most of this wasn't written by or the recorded words of native people. The closer we get to modern times, the more native voices are included. Beckham takes us back to the ... Read full review


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Stephen Dow Beckham is Pamplin Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College and the author of such books as "Requiem for a People: The Rogue Indians and the Frontiersmen" and "Many Faces: An Anthology of Oregon Autobiography," Doug Erickson is Head of Special Collections, Jeremy Skinner is an assistant archivist, and Paul Merchant is an editorial assistant, all at Lewis & Clark College.

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