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Umatilla Indians. Photograph by Andrews; Wesley (Charles Wesley); 1870-1950. bb015161 OrHi 41181

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Broken Treaties

Hundreds of books exist about the Lewis and Clark expedition and the decades of pioneers who followed them West. But even today, most Oregonians don't know much about the people who had settled here centuries before "the settlers" came. "Broken Treaties" introduces viewers to the tribes of our state and explores a thread of the Oregon story that hasn't been told very well over the years.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Arline Moore and the Rev. Sherman Burgoyne, leaders of the League for Liberty & Justice in Hood River, look up at the

Type: Audio Recording     Series: History Pub

Stories of Resistance to Japanese American Incarceration and Discrimination

In recognition of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which sent 120,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps until after the conclusion of World War II, and the second annual Minoru Yasui Day, this program offers stories of those who stood against the incarceration and the racism faced by many Japanese Americans after the war. George Nakata grew up in Portland’s Nihonmachi and was incarcerated at Minidoka as a child. In his adulthood, Mr. Nakata has become a trusted story-teller, sharing many stories of incarceration from the community. Linda Tamura will highlight some of the Hood River, Oregon, residents who supported their Japanese American neighbors in the face of aggressive discrimination they faced after the war. We will read personal letters and proclamations from Oregonians to Governor Sprague in 1941 and 1942, both advocating for and resisting the exclusion and incarceration of Oregonian Japanese Americans.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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WWI “Clear-The-Way!” Howard Chandler Christy war bond poster. (1918)

Type: Lecture, Online Video     Series: World War I Centennial

The U.S. Goes to the Great War: What Happened, Why It Matters Today

World War I marked a turning point in world and U.S. history that is far too little understood today. The United States’ formal declaration of war and entry into the Great War in April 1917 represented a seismic shift for the nation, which to that point, had attemped to avoid larger scale entanglements in European power politics and conflicts. One hundred years later we are in a position to recognize the epochal changes heralded by the First World War and the U.S.’s role in the conflict as well as its aftermath.

  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly
Lake view of the original Elizabethan theatre Photographer: Dwaine E. Smith. Courtesy of Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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Crater Lake Lodge was built in 1915 to attract more tourists. Photo circa 1920s. # 93200

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

William Gladstone Steel


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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Sam Hill

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Sam Hill


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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Miners and farmers formed the first American settlements throughout the Jefferson region. Roseburg, 1877

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

State of Jefferson


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
The Society of American Indians, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Inaugural Conference, 1911

Type: Panel Discussion     Series: World War I Centennial

Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front (Portland)


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly
African American soldiers, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan. National Archives, NWDNS-165-WW-127(137)

Type: Panel Discussion     Series: World War I Centennial

Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front (Monmouth)


Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N
Werner University Center, Columbia Room
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly
“True Sons of Freedom”, poster available from Library of Congress at https://www.loc.gov/item/93503146/

Type: Panel Discussion     Series: World War I Centennial

Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front (Salem)


Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly