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Resources about Oregon Tribes: State
Resources from the State Library focused on the tribes of Oregon.
Lack of knowledge concerning the vast linguistic diversity of Oregon's languages has been a major obstacle to language revitalization in this state. This book tells the story of perseverance and survival against unbelievable odds, using the words of today's speakers and learners of Oregon's languages.
This book offers a collection of articles devoted to tribal libraries and archives and provides an opportunity for tribal librarians to share their stories, challenges, achievements, and aspirations with the larger professional community.
Described by Rebecca Dobkins: Curator, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Professor of Anthropology, Willamette University.
The Art of Ceremony: Regalia of Native Oregon is an unprecedented exhibition of historic and contemporary ceremonial regalia from – and selected by – Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribal communities. As Oregon’s 2008 National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Project, The Art of Ceremony presents the region’s tribal regalia as masterworks of American art. Tribal members have always considered regalia to be master works; the exhibition offers the wider public the opportunity to recognize these stunningly compelling treasures as American masterpieces.
In 1991, the Oregon Council for the Humanities published The First Oregonians, the only single-volume, comprehensive history of Oregon's Native Americans. A regional bestseller, this collaborative project between the council, Oregon tribes, and scholars served as an invaluable reference for teachers, scholars, and general-interest readers before it went out of print in 1996. Now revised and expanded for a new generation of Oregonians, The First Oregonians provides a comprehensive view of Oregon's native peoples from the past to the present. In this remarkable volume, Oregon Indians tell their own stories, with more than half of the book's chapters written by members of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes.
The Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest inhabit a vast region extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from California to British Columbia. For more than two decades, A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest has served as a standard reference on these diverse peoples. Now, in the wake of renewed tribal self-determination, this revised edition reflects the many recent political, economic, and cultural developments shaping these Native communities. From such well-known tribes as the Nez Perces and Cayuses to lesser-known bands previously presumed "extinct," this guide offers detailed descriptions, in alphabetical order, of 150 Pacific Northwest tribes. Each entry provides information on the history, location, demographics, and cultural traditions of the particular tribe. Among the new features offered here are an expanded selection of photographs, updated reading lists, and a revised pronunciation guide. While continuing to provide succinct histories of each tribe, the volume now also covers such contemporary--and sometimes controversial--issues as Indian gaming and NAGPRA. With its emphasis on Native voices and tribal revitalization, this new edition of the Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest is certain to be a definitive reference for many years to come.
This program explores the legacy of the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of northwest Indians. It includes interviews with leaders from the Nez Perce, Wanapum, Yakama, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Chinook, and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.