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Okanogan author Christine Quintasket collecting huckleberries. OHS Research Library, bb014523

Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Foreigners in Native Homelands: Lewis and Clark and the Pioneers

Indigenous peoples have lived in the Columbia River Plateau region for thousands of years, negotiating and fostering relationships among themselves and with the ecosystems of their homelands. Beginning in the nineteenth century, they formed relationships with foreigners who arrived overland — first, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and, later, thousands of immigrants on the Oregon Trail. Scholars Bobbie Conner and Bill Lang will discuss with each other and with the audience the experience of newcomers entering and crossing those homelands, including how those events impacted life for Native people and how those foreigners’ experiences in the plateau contrasted with the goals they had set when leaving their homes.

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Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Women’s Resistance in Early Twentieth Century Oregon

From direct action to court action, women in Oregon used a variety of tactics to protest the state, and the status quo, in the early twentieth century. Women from diverse backgrounds protested as individuals and as members of political and labor organizations, seeking both personal freedom and justice for collective groups. They faced incarceration, harassment, and even physical violence as they worked to demand change. As historian Kimberly Jensen will demonstrate, their stories are important pieces of larger histories of citizenship, civil liberties, and dissent.

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Central Pacific Railroad -- Chinese Laborers at Work. Online Archive of California, Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Harper's Weekly, Vol. 11, MTP/HW: Vol. 11: 772. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb5v19n7fx

Type: Lecture     Series: Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project

Exploring the Healthcare of Chinese Railroad Workers through an Historic and Archaeological Lens


Southern Oregon University Hannon Library
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Meese Room (Lib 305)
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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Image by Chelsea Rose, SOULA

Type: Lecture     Series: Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project

Archaeology of the Despised: Blacks, Jews, Chinese


Canyon City Community Center
123 Washington Street
Canyon City, Oregon 97820

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
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Image courtesy of the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

Type: Lecture     Series: Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project

Chinese Tunnels: Myth or Reality?


Canyon City Community Center
123 Washington Street
Canyon City, Oregon 97820

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Deep Creek where the Chinese Massacre occurred. Courtesy of Greg Nokes

Type: Lecture     Series: Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project

May 1887: What Happened?


Canyon City Community Center
123 Washington Street
Canyon City, Oregon 97820

  • Free
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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     Series: History Pub

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


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

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Madeleine Albright

Type: Lecture, Special Event     

An Evening with Madeleine Albright


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

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


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
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Mexican men wearing straw hats rest on a truck during a barbecue at Oaks Park, 9/24/1944. Del Burckhart, photographer. OHS Research Library 023041

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Grounded in This Place: A Deep History of Latino Activism in Oregon


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

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