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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
Three Rangers Foundation

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Whiskey and Warriors: Bonds of Brotherhood Forged at Black Hawk Down


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

  • Free
  • 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
“The Beaverton Outlaws” In the 1930s, a group of air-minded Oregonians started one of the first homebuilding clubs. Here, the pilots and builders banded together against a new threat: federal regulation. Courtesy Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

The Beaverton Outlaws


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Two women with sports car at auto races in Tillamook, June 1955. OHS Research Library, Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 372; 372A1237

Type: Workshop     

Educator Workshop: Women and the American (and Oregon) Story


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • RSVP Required
  • Teachers
Kalabharathi School of Dance - Courtesy Shivy Vanka

Type: Special Event     Series: Family Day

Family Day: Fall Festival


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Robert Sawyer, 1959. OHS Research Library, bb003530

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

Robert Sawyer, Conservation, and the Making of Central Oregon


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers