Sowing the Seeds For Today and Tomorrow: Oregon Indian Tribal Economies

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This illustrated lecture covers the deep historical presence of Native Americans in Oregon. For at least 500 generations the ancestors of modern tribes lived in and used the resources of this land. Dislocated in the 1840s and 1850s by Euro-American settlers, unfair treaties, warfare, and removal to reservations, Oregon's tribal communities endured and survived. Since 1989 they have sown new seeds for success. They have developed businesses that generate thousands of jobs and foster health, housing, education, and a sense of well-being. Oregon tribes endure today and build for tomorrow.

Stephen Dow Beckham is the Pamplin Professor of History, Emeritus, Lewis & Clark College, and a resident of Lake Oswego for nearly a half-century. His a former "Oregon Professor of the Year" and recipient of the Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, American Historical Association.

This presentation will take place at The Springs at Lake Oswego as part of Oswego Heritage Council's First Wednesday Chautauqua series. For additional information about OHC visit,

This program is free and open to the public!

Parking will be in the Providence lot (park as close to our building as possible), directly behind our community with the entrance to the building off our back lot. People entering there will need to use the intercom system to be let in, the instructions are posted inside the foyer.  Once inside, proceed to the theater on the 1st floor. The receptionist will be able to give instructions/directions.

The Springs at Lake Oswego
3900 Kruse Way Pl
Lake Oswego, OR 97034