HYBRID: Third Tuesday Author: David G. Lewis

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30pm for a presentation by David G. Lewis, author of Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley

Dr. Lewis will offer a short introduction from the book and readings from selected chapters. He will address the history of the tribes and the historic challenges they faced as they encountered settlers and settler culture in the Willamette Valley. The second half of the presentation will address further research he is engaged in in understanding how much the environment of the Willamette Valley has been colonized and changed over the past 180 years. Reconstruction of environmental histories offers further clues as to what sort of cultural lifeways the Kalapuya people lived. 

David G. Lewis, PhD and member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, is a recognized researcher, scholar, writer and assistant professor of anthropology and Indigenous studies at Oregon State University. His publications include “Willamette Valley Treaties,” “A History of Native Peoples of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Region,” and others. For more than twenty years, Lewis has been passionate about studying the original histories of the people of Oregon and California and has an extensive record of collaborative projects with regional scholars, tribes, local governments, and communities. Lewis’ research specializes in the history of Kalapuyans and other Western Oregon tribes, which he explores through journal essays and on his blog The Quartux Journal. He currently resides in Chemeketa, now Salem, Oregon, with his wife, Donna, and two sons, Saghaley and Inatye.

This event will take place in-person at the Library and will be livestreamed on LOPL's YouTube channel.

The library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. This presentation is made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.

For more information, please contact Alicia Yokoyama, Adult Services Librarian, at 503-534-4228 or ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city