Nature and History in the Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls Bibliography

Klamath Falls Bibliography

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

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

Blake, Tupper Ansel, and William Kittredge. Balancing Water: Restoring the Klamath Basin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Brown, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971.

Chaffin, Tom. Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American Empire. New York: Hill and Wang, 2002.

Chiloquin, Edison, and Leatha Chiloquin. Return of the Raven. Self-published, 1974.

Committee on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin, National Research Council. Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Causes of Decline and Strategies for Recovery. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2004. Available online.

Connolly, Thomas J. “Archaeology, History, and Community: An Enduring Legacy at Beatty, Klamath County.” Oregon Historical Society 112, No. 1 (Spring 2011), 107-110.

Cressman, Luther S. Klamath Prehistory: The Prehistory of the Culture of the Klamath Lake Area, Oregon. Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1956.

Deur, Douglas. “A Most Sacred Place: The Significance of Crater Lake among the Indians of Southern Oregon.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 103 (2002): 18-49.

Dicken, Samuel Newton, and Emily F. Dicken. The Legacy of Ancient Lake Modoc: A Historical Geography of the Klamath Lakes Basin, Oregon and California. Eugene, Ore.: S.N. Dicken; Distributed by University of Oregon Bookstore, 1985.

Dillon, Richard. Burnt-Out Fires: California’s Modoc Indian War. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1973.

Dobkins, Rebecca J. “Exhibit Essay: Life Stories for New Generations: The Living Art of Oregon Tribal Regalia.” Oregon Historical Society 110, No. 3 (Fall 2009), 420-439.

Drew, Harry J. Early Transportation on Klamath Waterways. Klamath Falls, Oreg.: Klamath County Museum, 1974.

Egan, Ferol. Frémont: Explorer for a Restless Nation. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977.

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

Frémont, John Charles. Narrative of Exploration and Adventure, edited by Alan Nevins. New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1956.

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

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

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

Good, Rachel Applegate. The History of Klamath County, Oregon. Klamath Falls, Ore.: Klamath County Historical Society, 1941.

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

Gray, Edward. An Illustrated History of Early Northern Klamath County, Oregon. Bend, Oreg.: Maverick Publications, 1989.

Haynal, Patrick. “Termination and Tribal Survival: The Klamath Tribes of Oregon.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 101 (2000): 270-301.

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 Society 111, No. 2 (Summer 2010), 220-248.

Howe, Carrol B. Unconquered Uncontrolled: The Klamath Indian Reservation. Bend, Oreg.: Maverick Publications, 1992.

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

Ed. Keyser, James D. and Georg Poetschat. Rock Art of the Oregon Country: Honoring the Lorings’ Legacy. Portland: The Oregon Archaeological Society Press, 2010.

Klamath County Historical Society. The History of Klamath Country, Oregon. Klamath Falls: Klamath County Historical Society, 1984.

LaLande, Jeff. First over the Siskiyous: Peter Skene Ogden’s 1826-1827 Journey through the Oregon-California Borderlands. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1987.

Larson, Nathan D. A Question of Loyalty: Internment at Tule Lake. Klamath Falls, Ore.: Shaw Historical Library, 2005.

Lewis, Harvey. “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

Lichatowich, Jim. Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1999.

Lopez, Barry. “A Reflection on White Geese.” In Crossing Open Ground. New York: Vintage, 1989.

Losey, Robert J. “Native American Vulnerability and Resiliency to Great Cascadia Earthquake.” Oregon Historical Society 108, No. 2 (Summer 2007), 201-221.

Matthews, Richard P. “Taking Care of Their Own: The Marine Barracks at Klamath Falls, Oregon, 1944-1946.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 93 (1992): 343-67.

Meacham, A.B. Wigwam and Warpath; or, The Royal Chief in Chains. 2nd ed. Boston: J.P. Dale, 1875.

Ed. Miller, Char. River Basins of the American West: A High Country News Reader. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2009.

Miller, Joaquin. Life amongst the Modocs. Berkeley: Heydey Books/Urion Press, 1996.

Most, Stephen. River of Renewal: Myth & History in the Klamath Basin. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.

Murray, Keith A. The Modocs and their War. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.

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.

Pierce, Ronnie. “The Klamath River Fishery: Early History.” In California’s Salmon and Steelhead, edited by Alan Lufkin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Powers, Lawrence W., et al. A River Never the Same: A History of Water in the Klamath Basin. Klamath Falls, Oreg.: Shaw Historical Library, 1999.

Ray, Verne F. Primitive Pragmatists: The Modoc Indians of Northern California. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1963.

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.

Riddle, Jeff. Indian History of the Modoc War and the Causes that Led to It. 1914. Reprint. Eugene, Oreg.: Urion Press, 1974.

Robbins, William G. Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.

Ruby, Robert H., and John A. Brown. Indians of the Pacific Northwest: A History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

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

Service, Robert F. “‘Combat Biology’ on the Klamath.” Science no. 5616 (2003): 36-39.

Smith, Ross A. “Oregon Voices: The Southern Route Revisited.” Oregon Historical Society 105, No. 2 (Summer 2004), 292-307.

Spier, Leslie. Klamath Ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930.

Stern, Theodore. “The Klamath Indians and the Treaty of 1864.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 57 (1956): 229-73.

Stern, Theodore. The Klamath Tribe: A People and their Reservation. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965.

Stone, Buena Cobb. Fort Klamath: Frontier Post in Oregon, 1863-1890. Dallas, Oreg.: Royal Publishing Company, 1964.

Trahant, Mark N. The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars: Henry M. Jackson, Forrest J. Gerard and the Campaign for the Self-Determination of America’s Indian Tribes. Fort Hall, ID: The Cedars Group, 2010.

Turner, Stan. The Years of Harvest: A History of the Tule Lake Basin. Eugene, Oreg.: 49th Avenue Press, 1987.

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

Upper Klamath Basin Working Group. Crisis to Consensus — Restoration Planning for the Upper Klamath Basin. August 2002. Available online.

Wagenknecht, Louise. Light on the Devils: Coming of Age on the Klamath. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2011.

Wallace, David Rains. The Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Wilkinson, Charles. Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations. New York: Norton, 2005.

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.

Yates, Richard. “Klamath Falls Goes to War: A Personal and Newspaper Reminiscence.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 107 (2006): 410-23.

Zumpfe, Joe, and Vlasta Petrik of the Czech Colonization Club. Settling of Southern Klamath County. Malin, Oreg., 1985.

© Stephen Most, 2003. Updated by OHP staff, 2014.

Divided Waters

The Klamath River system is unique in having Indian reservations at its headwaters, along its estuary, and astride its major tributary, the Trinity. Ever since the 1908 U.S. Supreme Court Winters decision, the federal government has acknowledged that Indian treaties, which guarantee hunting, fishing, and gathering rights, give tribes unique and senior rights to water within their territories.


This entry was last updated on March 17, 2018