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Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley and Reconstructing Willamette Valley Environments

996 Jefferson Street
Eugene, OR 97402
United States

Apr 16, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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Dr. David Lewis will discuss the Kalapuya tribal culture and the Willamette Valley environments in which they lived, and will present his research tracing the changes to the environment after the arrival of European settlers. Dr. Lewis will explore the removal of water and the return of cultural fire and what this means for tribal descendants today.

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About the Presenter

Dr. David G. Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Indigenous Studies at Oregon State University and author of the acclaimed Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley. Dr. Lewis has conducted extensive research on the tribal histories of Northwest coastal peoples, specializing in Western Oregon tribes. He served as the director of the Southwest Oregon Project at the University of Oregon and was the Cultural Department Manager of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde for eight years. Dr. Lewis is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and a descendant of the Takelma, Chinook, Molalla, and Santiam Kalapuya peoples of Western Oregon.

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