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Acquiring Reservation Land by Gail Wells

Some of the coast’s most remote and marginal land had been set aside for relocating people who had been defeated in the Rogue Wars and …

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Across the Plains and into the Oregon Country by William L. Lang

The Expedition met no Indians from the time they left the Mandan and Hidatsa villages until they made contact with Sacagawea’s people in mid-August 1805, …

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Act to Prohibit the Intermarriage of Races, 1866 by The Oregonian

The Oregonian clipping featured here presented the language of a new Oregon law approved by the Legislature on October 24, 1866. It banned miscegenation—marriage between …

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Advertisement, Vote 314x Yes by P.S. Malcom

This paid advertisement in support of Measure 314, the compulsory public school attendance bill, appeared in many newspapers across the state in the weeks prior …

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Advertisements, Salmon Fishery Initiatives, 1908 by Unknown

These two advertisements were published in the spring of 1908. The first document, titled “Your Vote is Necessary to Preserve the Salmon Industry,” represents the …

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Advertising in Pacific Monthly, 1907 by Pacific Monthly

Shown here is a page of advertising from the September 1907 issue of Pacific Monthly, promoting investment in copper mining, “fortunes in fruit,” and …

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African American and Women Workers in World War II by William G. Robbins

Wartime conditions severely disrupted rural communities, creating dire labor shortages in agricultural and natural resource industries like logging and lumbering. Thousands of Oregonians left farms, …

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African American Community Protests School Board by Max Gutierrez

Black United Front leader, Ron Herndon, stood on a desk at this 1982 protest, leading members of the African American community in chants of …

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African Americans in Oregon by Staff

Objectives: Identify the historical experience of African Americans in Portland and Oregon. Identify the legal and governmental actions that affected African American life. Analyze short …

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After the Expedition by William L. Lang

The Lewis and Clark story did not end with the return of the expeditionary force. What happened to the Expedition’s records, materials, and members after …

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Oregon History Project