Sense of Place: The Paradox of the Cascades Tribes, David G. Lewis, PhD
November 16, 2016 –
For decades people have assumed that the Cascades tribes were sent away to reservations and are part of reservation communities. This historical paradox has vexed historians for generations because it appears that for many Cascades people, they did not remove nor are part of reservation communities. Join Gorge Owned as we welcome David Lewis for a Sense of Place Lecture that will explore new research about the history of the Cascades Tribes, what happened to various tribal divisions, the role of the federal Indian Agents, the role of the United States military, and the events leading up to and following the attack on the settler Cascades community in 1856, and the effects of this history on many of today's descendants.