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Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Beyond Chinatown: Uncovering Oregon’s Rural Chinese History

This talk highlights the recent archaeological work and findings of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP), a multi-agency partnership that has been excavating sites across the state in order to better understand and share the history of Oregon's early Chinese residents. With a focus on rural communities, remote mining camps, and railroad construction, this collaborative project has provided important insight into the Chinese experience and role in the settlement and development of Oregon.

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“Valley of the Willamette River,” lithograph from Warre, Henry J. Sketches in North America and the Oregon Country. London: Dickinson & Co., 1848. OHS Research Library, OrHi 49030, bb016736

Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Rethinking Oregon Settlement

Please join scholars Dr. Katy Barber and Dr. Melinda Marie Jetté for two presentations that will encourage attendees to consider the complexities surrounding the settlement of Oregon.

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Miners and farmers formed the first American settlements throughout the Jefferson region. Roseburg, 1877

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

State of Jefferson

Anyone living in Southern Oregon or Northern California is probably also a resident of the State of Jefferson. Known as the “Mythical State of Jefferson” and “A State of Mind,” Jefferson is more of an idea than a place. It represents the spirit of the people who live in Southern Oregon and far Northern California.

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Sam Hill

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Sam Hill

Sam Hill had great dreams for the Pacific Northwest, and himself. Out of the hardscrabble, do-it-yourself communities of loggers, farmers and ranchers that typified 19th-century Oregon, Hill envisioned a new society built on progress and human ingenuity. He championed grand roadways, built monumental symbols for peace and dared to imagine a farming utopia on the Columbia River. His life was etched with hard fought triumphs and colossal failures, but his enduring devotion to progress made him one of the most important and legendary figures in Oregon’s history.

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  • Researchers
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A 1912 portait of Fern Hobbs. OHS Research Library.

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Fern Hobbs And The Snake River Showdown


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Abigail Scott Duniway. OHS Research Library

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Abigail Scott Duniway


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Reed

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Reed


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June and Don Mulford became the first to ride the entire Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in one year. June Mulford and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Pacific Crest Trail: A Ride to Remember


OPB-TV

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Murder On The Southern Pacific

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

Murder On The Southern Pacific


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Kathy as a young girl living on the reservation, just before Termination. Courtesy of Kathleen Hill.

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

You’re So Vain: Indian-White Relations in the 21st Century

Klamath tribal citizen Kathleen Hill discusses the relationship between Indigenous people and settler-colonists in North America. While the sovereignty of Native nations is legally recognized, “white” systems of power continue to dominate and intrude into the lives of Native people.

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