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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 This guide is no longer being updated or maintained.

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. "The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians." Native America in the Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Mary B. Davis. New York: Garland, 1994. 133-135. Print.

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

blue pinBeckham, Stephen Dow. Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 2006. 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: U of Washington Press, 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. Seattle: U of Washington, 1999. Print.

blue pinDouthit, NathanA Guide to Oregon South Coast History: Including an Account of the Jedediah Smith Exploring Expedition of 1828 and Its Relations With the Indians. Coos Bay: River West Books, 1986. 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 pinThe 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. 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 Society, 1992. Print.

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

blue pinRubin, Rick. Naked Against the Rain: The People of the Lower Columbia River, 1770-1830. Portland: Far Shore Press, 1999.  Print.

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

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

blue pinRuby, Robert H., and John A. Brown.  A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific NorthwestNorman: U of Oklahoma Press, 1992.  Print.

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

blue pinSchwartz, E. A. "Sick Hearts: Indian Removal on the Oregon Coast, 1875-1881." Oregon Historical Quarterly 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, 1792-1859Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina, 2010. Print.

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

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

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