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John Gast, American Progress, 1872. Chromolithograph published by George A, Crofutt. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. digital ID ppmsca.09855

Type: Lecture, Online Video     Series: Experience Oregon

Oregon, Indigenous Nations, Manifest Destiny, and the Doctrine of Discovery

The “Doctrine of Discovery” is the international law principle that European nations used to claim most of the non-European world. This talk will explain the elements that make up this law and argue that the Doctrine of Discovery morphed into “American Manifest Destiny” and was used, and is still being used today, to justify the acquisition of lands and assets of Indian Nations and peoples.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
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
Rescuers form human rescue chain during Vanport Flood, 1948. Oregonian photo, OrHi 52428

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Vanport


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Fort Vancouver

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Fort Vancouver: A Historic Trade Post Of The Pacific Northwest


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Astoria

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Astoria


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
Sam Hill

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Sam Hill


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
A 1912 portait of Fern Hobbs. OHS Research Library.

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Fern Hobbs And The Snake River Showdown


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Abigail Scott Duniway. OHS Research Library

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Abigail Scott Duniway


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Image by artist Hampton Rodríguez.

Type: Visual Storytelling, Special Event     

Sonidos de las Lenguas Muertas (Sounds of the Living and Language Death)


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers