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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
  • Teachers
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
  • Teachers
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
  • Teachers
Sam Hill

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Sam Hill


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
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
“Pittmon’s [Residential Security] Map of Portland, Ore. and vicinity, compiled from records on file in the offices of the city and county engineers.”  Copyright and published by Armena Pittmon, 1934, Portland.

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Portland’s Black Belt: Motives and Means in Albina Real Estate, 1940–1990


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Kennedy with nuns and students at Marycrest High School. May, 1960, Sister Edmund on right, photographer. CN 021687, bb008210

Type: Lecture     

From Coos Bay to the White House: Candidate Kennedy in Oregon


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Lee Hing Family, photographed by Tim Brown. OrHi 104949 bb013814

Type: Workshop     

Genealogy Workshop — Researching Chinese-American Family History


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Window Box [fuschia]; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Grelle, no. 3442, Portland Garden Club Collection

Type: Slide Presentation     

The Portland Garden Club: A History of Estate Gardens in Portland


Columbia Learning Center
375 S 18th Street
St. Helens, Oregon 97051

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers