Central Oregon: Adaptation and Compromise in an Arid Landscape

Central Oregon Bibliography

Central Oregon Bibliography

Abbot, Henry L. Report of Lieut. Henry L. Abbot, Corps of Topographical Engineers: Upon Explorations for a Railroad Route from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River. Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Department, 1857.

Aguilar, George W. Sr. “Celilo Lives on Paper.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, No. 4 (Winter 2007), 606-613.

Aguilar, George W. Sr. and Jarold Ramsey. When the River Ran Wild!: Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Aikens, Melvin. Archaeology of Oregon. Portland: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1984.

Aikens, C. Melvin, and Dennis L. Jenkins. Archaeological Researches in the Northern Great Basin: Fort Rock Archaeology since Cressman. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers. No. 50. Eugene: University of Oregon Anthropology Department, 1992.

Allen, Barbara. Homesteading the High Desert. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1987.

Allen, Cain. “’Boils Swell & Whorl Pools’: The Historical Landscape of the Dalles – Celilo Reach of the Columbia River.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, No. 4 (Winter 2007), 546-560.

Bailey, Barbara Ruth. Main Street Northeastern Oregon: The Founding and Development of Small Towns. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1982.

Beckham, Stephen Dow. Oregon Central Military Wagon Road, A History and Reconnaissance. 2 vols. Eugene: Willamette National Forest, 1981.

Ed. Beckham, Stephen Dow. Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2006.

Bend Park Company. “Souvenir of Railroad Day, October 5, 1911.” Seattle: Bend Park Co., 1911.

Ed. Berg, Laura. The First Oregonians. Portland: Oregon Council for the Humanities, 2007.

Bergmann, Mathias D. “’We Should Lose Much by Their Absence’: The Centrality of Chinookans and Kalapuyans to Life in Frontier Oregon.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109, No. 1 (Spring 2008), 34-59.

Blyth, Beatrice. “Northern Paiute Bands in Oregon.” American Anthropologist 40 (1938): 402-405.

Boag, Peter. Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth Century Oregon. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Braly, David. Cattle Barons of Oregon. Prineville: American Media. 1978

Braly, David. Juniper Empire: Early Days in Eastern and Central Oregon. Prineville: American Media, 1976.

Brogan, Phil. East of the Cascades. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1964.

Bryson, Robert U., and Reid A. Bryson. “A Comparison of Cultural Evidence and Simulated Holocene Climates of the Pacific Northwest: An Experiment in Archaeoloclimatology.” In Contributions to the Archaeology of Oregon, 1995-1997. Edited by A.E. Oetting. Eugene: Association of Oregon Archaeologists 1997.

Caldwell, Erskine. Some American People. New York: Robert M. McBride and Co., 1935.

Claeyssens, Paul G., and John Zancanella. “Research Opportunities in Central Oregon. Research Opportunities in Central Oregon.” Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon 17 (1992).

Claeyssens, Paul G. “Waldo Lake History: Prehistoric Period to Present.” Lake and Reservoir Management 16 (2000): 25-39.

Clark, Cleon. History of the Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountain Wagon Road. Bend: Deschutes County Historical Society, 1987.

Clark, Keith, ed. Daring Donald McKay, or The Last War Trail of the Modocs. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1971.

Clark, Keith. “Travelers at the Deschutes, 1813?” Oregon Historical Quarterly 77 (1976): 79-81.

Clark, Keith. Redmond: Where the Desert Blooms. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1985.

Clark, Keith, and Donna Clark. “Pioneers of Deschutes County.” In High and Mighty: Selected Sketches about the Deschutes Country. Edited by Thomas Vaughan. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1981.

Clark, Keith, and Lowell Tiller. Terrible Trail: The Meek Cutoff, 1945. Caldwell, Id.: Caxton, 1966.

Clark, Malcolm. Eden Seekers: The Settlement of Oregon, 1818-1862. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

Cohen, Scott B. “Controlling the Crooked River: Changing Environments and Water Uses in Irrigated Central Oregon, 1913-1988.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109, No. 2 (Summer 2008), 204-225.

Connolly, Thomas J. “Paleo Point Occurrences in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.” In Contributions to the Archaeology of Oregon, 1989-1994. Edited by Paul W. Baxter. Eugene: Association of Oregon Archaeologists, 1994.

Connolly, Thomas J. Newberry Crater: A Ten-Thousand Year Record of Human Occupation and Environmental Changes in the Basin-Plateau Borderlands. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1999.

Craig, Carol. “Relocation and the Celilo Village Community.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, No. 4 (Winter 2007), 698-705.

Crow, Beth and Jarold Ramsey. “Ole Hedlund, Photographer of the Central Oregon Railroad Era, 1909-1911.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111, No. 3 (Fall 2010), 342-371.

Cressman, Luther. The Sandal and the Cave. Portland: Beaver Books, 1964.

Crook County Historical Society. Echoes from Old Crook County. Prineville: Crook County Historical Society, 1991.

Davies, K.G., ed. Peter Skene Ogden’s Snake County Journals, 1826-1827. London: Hudson’s Bay Records Society, 1961.

Davis, Carl. M., and Sara Scott. “The Lava Butte Site Revisited.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 13 (1991): 40-59.

Dilg, Janice. “’For Working Women in Oregon’: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon’s Minimum Wage Law.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110, No. 1 (Spring 2009), 96-129.

Due, John F., and Francis Juris. Rails to the Ochoco Country. San Marino, Calif.: Golden West Books, 1968.

Evans, Hartman K., and Robert Burns. “Sheep Trailing from Oregon to Wyoming.” Mississippi Valley Historical Review 28 (1942): 581-92.

Ficken, Robert E. “After the Treaties: Administering Pacific Northwest Indian Reservations.” Oregon Historical Society 106, No. 3 (Fall 2005), 442-461.

Fiset, Louis and Gail M. Nomura. Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Fisher, Andrew H. Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010.

Fisher, C.C. Deschutes Investigations. Parts 1-3. Washington D.C.: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1963.

Fisher, Jim. Gilchrist: The First Fifty Years. Bend: Gilchrist Timber Co., 1988.

Fixico, Donald L. Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2013.

Fremont, John C. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842. Washington D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1845.

French, Giles. Cattle Country of Peter French. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1975.

Fussner, Smith. Glimpses of Wheeler County’s Past. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1975.

Gamboa, Erasmo. Mexican Labor & World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest, 1942-1947. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Gamboa, Erasmo and Carolyn M. Buan, eds. Nosotros: The Hispanic People of Oregon. Portland: Oregon Council for the Humanities, 1995.

Gibson, James R. Farming the Frontier: The Agricultural Opening of the Oregon Country. Seattle: University of Washington, 1985.

Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda and Marcela Mendoza. Mexicanos in Oregon: Their Stories, Their Lives. Corvallis: Oregon State University, 2010.

Good, Rachael Applegate. History of Klamath County. Klamath Falls, Ore.: n.p., 1944.

Gordon, Linda. “Dorothea Lange’s Oregon Photography: Assumptions Challenged.” Oregon Historical Society 110, No. 4 (Winter 2009), 570-597.

Goulder, W.A. Reminiscences of a Pioneer. Boise: Timothy Regan, 1909.

Gray, Edward. William “Bill” W. Brown, 1855-1941: Legend of Oregon’s High Desert. Eugene: published by the author, 1993.

Gregory, Ron. Shevlin-Hixon Oral History Project: Life in Railroad Logging Camps of Central Oregon, 1916-1950. Corvallis: published by the author, 1996.

Harless, Susan E. Native Arts of the Columbia Plateau. Seattle: University of Washington, 1998.

Hadlow, Robert. Findings of Effect on Bend’s Historic Irrigation Canals. Salem: Oregon Department of Transportation, 1992.

Hall, Michael. Irrigation Development in Oregon’s Upper Deschutes River Basin, 1871-1957. Bend: Deschutes County Planning Department, 1994.

Hatton, Raymond. High Desert of Central Oregon. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1997.

Hatton, Raymond. Bend in Central Oregon. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1978.

Hatton, Raymond. Pioneer Homesteaders of the Fort Rock Valley. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1988.

Hazelett, Stafford. “’Let us honor those to whom honor is due’: The Discovery of the Final Link in the Southern Route to Oregon.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111, No. 2 (Summer 2010), 220-248.

Hoiness, Donald, and Steve Lent. Following the Meek Trail in Crook and Deschutes Counties. Bend: Deschutes County Historical Society, 2000.

Houser, Michael. A Prehistoric Overview of Deschutes County. Bend: Deschutes County Planning Department, 1996.

Hunn, Eugene S. “Sk’in: The Other Side of the River.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, No. 4 (Winter 2007), 614-623.

Hussa, Lind and Madelein Graham Blake. The Family Ranch: Land, Children, and Tradition in the American West. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2010.

Jensen, Kimberly. “Women and Citizenship in Oregon History,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 113, No. 3 (Fall 2012), 270-285.

Jensen, Vernon. Lumber and Labor. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1945.

Knuth, Priscilla. “Images of the Deschutes Country.” In High and Mighty: Selected Sketches about the Deschutes Country. Edited by Thomas Vaughan. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1981.

LaLande, Jeffrey. “Through a ‘Strange Country Covered with Lakes’: Peter Skene Ogden and the Hudson’s Bay Company in the Klamath Basin.” Journal of the Shaw Historical Library 8 (1994): 1-28.

Lang, William L. “The Meaning of Falling Water: Celilo Falls and the Dalles in Historical Literature.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, No. 4 (Winter 2007), 566-585.

Lewis, John. “Tribes of the Columbia Valley and the Coast of Washington and Oregon.” Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association 1 (1906): 147-209.

Lebow, Clayton, Richard M. Pettigrew, Jon Silvermoon, David H. Chance, and Yvonne Hajda. A Cultural Resource Overview for the 1990s, BLM Prineville District, Oregon. Prineville: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1990.

Lucas, Peggy Chesman. Mt. Bachelor: Bill Healy’s Dream. Bend: Maverick Publications, 1970.

Lundell, John. Governmental History of Wasco County, Oregon. The Dalles: published by the author, 1970.

Lyman, R. Lee, Michael A Gallagher, Clayton G. Lebow, and Mary Katherine Weber. Cultural Resource Reconnaissance in the Redmond Training Area. Prineville: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1983.

MacDonald, Lynn. Irrigated Agricultural Development in the Bend Vicinity. Boise: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1992.

MacNab, Gordon. A History of the McQuinn Strip. Warm Springs: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, 1972.

Many Hands. Jefferson County Reminiscences. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1957.

Martin, Albro. James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest. London: Oxford University Press, 1976.

McCall, Dorothy Lawson. Ranch Under the Rimrock. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1968.

McFarland, Janine R. “An Analysis of Two Post-Mazama Prehistoric Flaked Stone Scatters in the Upper Deschutes River Basin of Central Oregon.” MA thesis, Oregon State University, 1989.

Menefee, Leah Collins, and Lowell Tiller. “Cutoff Fever." Parts 1-5. Oregon Historical Quarterly 77:4 & 78:1-4 (1976-1977).

Murdock, George P. “Notes on the Tenino, Molala, and Paiute of Oregon.” American Anthropologist 40 (1938): 395-402.

Nagae, Peggy. “Asian Women: Immigration and Citizenship in Oregon.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 113, No. 3 (Fall 2012), 334-359.

Neilsen, John. Pioneer Roads of Central Oregon. Bend: Maverick Publications, 1983.

Newell, Alan, Richmond Clow, and Richard Ellis. A Forest in Trust: Three Quarters of a Century of Indian Forestry. Washington D.C.: U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1986.

Nokes, R. Gregory. Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory. Corvallis: Oregon State University, 2013.

Nusz, Nancy and Gabriella Ricciardi. “Oregon Voices: Our Ways: History and Culture of Mexicans in Oregon.” Oregon Historical Society 104, No. 1 (Spring 2003), 110-123.

O’Callahan, Jerry. Disposition of the Public Lands in Oregon. New York: Arno Press, 1979.

O’Connor, Jim E. “’Our Vanishing Glaciers’: One Hundred Years of Glacier Retreat in Three Sisters Area, Oregon Cascade Range.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 114, No. 4 (Winter 2013), 402-427.

Oetting, Albert C. An Archaeological Survey in the Central Oregon Training Site near Redmond, Deschutes and Crook Counties, Oregon. Prineville: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1996.

Oliphant, J. Orin. On the Cattle Ranges of the Oregon Country. Seattle: University of Washington, 1968.

Pettigrew, Richard M., and Charles M. Hodges. “Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Land-Use Systems: Pacific Northwest. P. 2.1-2.70.” In Synthesis of Findings, Archaeological Investigations, PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project. Vol. 4. Edited by Randall F. Schalk. Portland: Document Submitted to Pacific Gas Transmission Company, 1995.

Pinkham, Allen V. Sr. “Childhood Memories of Fishing at Celilo Falls.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, No. 4 (Winter 2007), 586-595.

Putnam, George Palmer. In the Oregon Country. New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1915.

Reid, Kay. “Multilayered Loyalties: Oregon Indian Women as Citizens of the Land, Their Tribal Nations, and the United States.” Oregon Historical Society 113, No. 3 (Fall 2012), 392-407.

Rich, E.E. Peter Skene Ogden’s Snake County Journals, 1824-1825 and 1825-1826. London: Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1950.

Robbins, William G. Lumberjacks and Legislators: Political Economy of the U.S. Lumber Industry, 1890-1941. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1982.

Robinson, Michael C. Water for the West: Bureau of Reclamation 1902-1977. Chicago: Public Works Historical Society, 1979.

Sarathy, Brinda. Latino Labour and the Changing Face of Forestry in the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.

Sawyer, Robert W. Henry Larcom Abbot and the Pacific Railroad Surveys in Oregon, 1855. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1932.

Schwantes, Carlos A. “Problems of Empire Building: The Oregon Trunk Railway Survey, 1911.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 83 (1982): 371-90.

Shaver, F.A., A.P. Rose, R.F. Steele, and A.E. Adams. An Illustrated History of Central Oregon. Spokane: Western Historical Publishing Co., 1905.

Simpson, Peter K. The Community of Cattlemen. Moscow: University of Idaho, 1987.

Sheller, Roscoe. Ben Snipes: Northwest Cattle King. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1957.

Spaulda, Lou Ann. Oregon’s Agricultural Development. Salem: State Historic Preservation Office, 1989.

Stevens, John Frank. An Engineer’s Recollections. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936.

Steward, Julian H. “Some Observations on Shoshonean Distributions.” American Anthropologist 41 (1939): 261-65.

Stewart, Omer. “Culture Element Distributions: XIV, Northern Paiute.” University of California Anthropological Records 4:3 (1942):

Stowell, Cynthia K. Faces of a Reservation. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1986.

Suphan, Robert J. Oregon Indians 2. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1974.

Toepel, Kathryn, and Stephen Beckham. Cultural Resource Overview of the Brothers Area. Prineville: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 1978.

Toepel, Kathryn, William Willingham, and Rick Minor. Cultural Resource Overview of BLM Lands in North Central Oregon: Ethnography, Archaeology, History. Eugene: University of Oregon Department of Anthropology, 1980.

Tonsfeldt, Ward. “Settling the Central Oregon Range: 1860-1900.” In Proceedings of the Western Juniper Management Conference. Edited by Thomas Bedell. Corvallis: Oregon State University, 1984.

Ulrich, Roberta. American Indian Nations From Termination to Restoration, 1953-2006. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.

U.S. Bureau of Corporations. The Lumber Industry. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1914.

Vaughan, Thomas. High and Mighty: Selected Sketches of the Deschutes Country. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1981.

Walker, Deward E., Jr., and Roderick Sprague. “History until 1846.” In Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 12. Plateau. Edited by Deward Walker, Jr. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian, 1998.

Wentworth, Edward. “Eastward Sheep Drives from California and Oregon.” Mississippi Valley Historical Review 28 (1942): 507-38.

White, Richard. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011.

Williams, Gerald, ed. Judge John Breckenridge Waldo: Diaries and Letters from the High Cascades of Oregon, 1880-1907. Roseburg: Umpqua National Forest, 1986.

Williams, Gerald W., and Stephen R. Mark, eds. Establishing and Defending the Cascade Range Forest Reserve. Portland: U.S. Forest Service, 1995.

Winch, Martin. “Tumalo—Thirsty Land.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 85-87 (1984-1986).

Wojcik, Donna. The Brazen Overlanders of 1845. Portland: published by the author, 1976.

Ed. Jun Xing, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, Patti Sakurai, Robert D. Thompson, Jr., Kurt Peters. Seeing Color: Indigenous Peoples and Racialized Ethnic Minorities in Oregon. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., 2007.

Zenk, Henry. “Notes on Native American Place-Names of the Willamette Valley Region.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109, No. 1 (Spring 2008), 34-59.

© Ward Tonsfeldt and Paul G. Claeyssens, 2004. Updated and revised by OHP staff, 2014


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