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Siuslaw and Kuitsh: Native Americans of the Oregon Coast

This guide was written by former LCC librarian Don Macnaughtan. This guide is not being updated.

History of Western Oregon Indians


 blue pinBeckham, Stephen Dow. The Indians of Western Oregon: This Land Was Theirs. Coos Bay, Arago Books, 1977.  Print.

blue pinBeckham, Stephen Dow. Requiem for a People: The Rogue Indians and the Frontiersmen. Norman, UP of Oklahoma, 1971.  Print.

blue pinBeckham, Stephen Dow. Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries. Corvallis, Oregon State UP, 2006. Print.

blue pin Berg, Laura, ed. The First Oregonians. Portland, Oregon Council for the Humanities, 2007. Print.

blue pinBonnell, SoncirayChemawa Indian Boarding School: The First One Hundred Years, 1880 to 1980. Hanover, Dartmouth College, 1997. Print.

blue pinBoyd, Robert T. Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. Seattle, UP of Washington, 2013. 307-326. Print.

blue pinBoyd, Robert T. The Coming of the Spirit of Pestilence: Introduced Infectious Diseases and Population Decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874. Vancouver, UBC Press; Seattle, UP of Washington, 1999. Print.

blue pinDouthit, NathanA Guide to Oregon South Coast History: Traveling the Jedediah Smith Trail. Corvallis, Oregon State UP, 1999. Print.

blue pinDouthit, Nathan. Uncertain Encounters: Indians and Whites at Peace and War in Southern Oregon, 1820s - 1860s. Corvallis, Oregon State UP, 2002. Print.

blue pinHajda, Yvonne. "The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon." The First Oregonians: An Illustrated Collection of Essays on Traditional Lifeways, Federal-Indian Relations, and the State's Native Peoples Today. Ed. Carolyn M. Buan and Richard Lewis. Portland, Oregon Council for the Humanities, 1991. 95-100. Print.

blue pinHall, Roberta LThe Coquille Indians: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Lake Oswego, Smith, Smith and Smith, 1984. Print.

blue pinHannon, Nan, and Richard K. Olmo, ed. Living with the Land: The Indians of Southwest Oregon: The Proceedings of the 1989 Symposium on the Prehistory of Southwest Oregon. Medford, Southern Oregon Historical Soc., 1990. 149-151.  Print.

blue pinKent, William E. The Siletz Indian Reservation, 1855-1900. Newport, Lincoln County Historical Soc., 1977. Print.

blue pinNelson, Kurt RTreaties and Treachery: The Northwest Indians' Resistance to Conquest. Caldwell, Caxton, 2011. Print.

blue pinO'Donnell, TerenceAn Arrow in the Earth: General Joel Palmer and the Indians of Oregon. Portland, Oregon Historical Soc., 1992. Print.

blue pinRamsey, JaroldCoyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country. 1st ed. Seattle, UP of Washington, 1980. Print.

blue pinRubin, Rick. Naked Against the Rain: The People of the Lower Columbia River, 1770-1830. Berkeley, Pharos Editions, imprint of Counterpoint, 2016.  Print.

blue pinRuby, Robert H. The Chinook Indians: Traders of the Lower Columbia River. Norman, UP of Oklahoma, 1976.  Print.

blue pinRuby, Robert H. Indians of the Pacific Northwest: A History. Norman, UP of Oklahoma, 1981.  Print.

blue pinRuby, Robert H., et al.  A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest, 3rd ed. Norman, UP of Oklahoma, 2010.  Print.

blue pinSchwartz, E. A. The Rogue River Indian War and Its Aftermath, 1850-1980. Norman, UP of Oklahoma, 1997. Print.

blue pinSchwartz, E. A. "Sick Hearts: Indian Removal on the Oregon Coast, 1875-1881." Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 92 (1991): 229-264. Print.

blue pinSeaburg, William RBadger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales. Corvallis, Oregon State UP, 2000. Print.

blue pinTaylor, Herbert C. Anthropological Investigation of the Tillamook Indians. New York, Garland Pub., 1974. Print.

blue pinVan Laere, M. Susan. Fine Words & Promises: A History of Indian Policy and Its Impact on the Coast Reservation Tribes of Oregon in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century. Philomath, Serendip Historical Research, 2010. Print.

blue pinWhaley, Gray HOregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859. Chapel Hill, UP of North Carolina, 2010. Print and EBook.

blue pinWhereat, Don. The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians: Our Culture and History. Newport, Don Whereat, 2011. Print

blue pinWilkinson, Charles F. The People Are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon. Seattle, UP of Washington, 2010. Print and EBook.

blue pinZucker, Jeff, et al. Oregon Indians: Culture, History and Current Affairs: An Atlas and Introduction. Portland, Oregon Historical Soc. Press, 1983.  Print.