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Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries

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Book by Beckham, Stephen Dow
Hardcover, 583 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Oregon State University Press
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Keith Rosson
Epic in scope and attention, and I loved the fact that this isn't a straight-up nonfiction history book; Beckham doesn't espouse his viewpoint on the reader and reinforce it with period texts - instead he does the opposite: a brief introduction to each chapter, and then transcripts of those sources.

An absolutely vital work, heartbreaking and endlessly frustrating for its reinforcement, through a myriad of texts, of just how much relentless warfare - literal, social, economic, religious - has be
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Ryan Mishap
I was disappointed that most of this wasn't written by or the recorded words of native people. The closer we get to modern times, the more native voices are included. Beckham takes us back to the 1500s through the journals of explores floating along the now Oregon coast. From there, we get various people commenting on their first contact with native peoples, up to settlers coming, the Rogue Valley Indian (sic) Wars, forced relocation, and up to the present day. I still need to finish the modern ...more
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