A List of Tribes in Oregon

First Nations (Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia)

A Collection of Vancouver First Nations Audio Resources: Subject Index
To the Totem Forests; Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages
The Monumental Cultures of the Northwest Coast Peoples
A history of the NW Coast - BC settlers encounters with First Peoples
Gifting and Feasting in the Northwest Coast Potlatch

Emily Carr

Emily Carr At Home and At Work
To the Totem Forests; Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages

Tribal Gaming

1999 Summary Of United States Gaming Jurisdictions
Willamette Week article on casinos in Oregon
Oregon Indian Casinos
Gambling in Oregon - Governor Kitzhaber’s Response
Comparing Non-Problem and Problem Gamblers in Oregon
Oregon lags in gambling addiction treatment
Tribe's Study Of Gambling Contributions Met With Skepticism
Gambling and Spirituality, A New Anthropological Perspective
National Indian Gaming Association
Oregon Gaming Compacts
Native American Gaming
NORC--Gambling Impact and Behavior Study

Links sites

Multnomah County Library Homework Center - Native American Sites
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Native American Home Pages
Native American History and Culture
Oregon Native American Tribes and Resources


Other unsorted links

Tribal leaders say land needs a century to heal - Klamath tribal land claim - AP article from January 2000
"From Wounded Knee to Capitol Hill" - from Oct/Nov 1998 State Legislatures Magazine (click on Public User)
Oregon Office of Energy: Native American Interests at Hanford
A Place Called Oregon - Native American Index - Historical documents related to settlers contacts with Native Americans
American Indian and Alaska Native Areas 1990 Census - 1990 Census information for Native American Lands
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (American Memory, Library of Congress) - Library of Congress site
American Historical Images on File - general images and descriptions
Digital Librarian: Native American Resources - a links page
GDSC Maps Supporting BIA Office of Tribal Services
Judicially Established Indian Land Areas 1978 - map
Indian Land Areas for Northwest - a map
Statistics from the Bureau of Indian Affaiers
North American Indian Bibliography: Northwest Coast - extensive critical bibliography of educational resources
National Congress of American Indians
A Literary History of the American West - American Indian Fiction, 1968–1983
Gifting and Feasting in the Northwest Coast Potlatch
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection database
Census Bureau Minority Links for Media, American Indian/Alaska Native - Census 2000 links
American Indian and Alaska Native Populations - Census data
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Wallowa County Nez Perce Interpretive Center
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: Native Americans
A History of the Formation of Oregon Native Identity; 1800-Present
Week 6: Oregon (Craig Lesley Winterkill, etc.) - excerpts from Laura Arnold's page (Laura.Arnold@Reed.edu)
Glossary of Indian Names
Home Page, Warm Springs Indian Reservation Extension Service, Oregon State University
OCB Tracker - Snapshot Report on American Indian Youth and Families
Indian Lands and Tribal Service Delivery Sites - Portland Area Office
To Whom Does the Pacific Northwest belong? - Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest


I called up Craig Leslie at his office at Willamette University and he was kind enough to chat for about twenty minutes about, among other things, his writing and the things he hopes a discussion group might explore in his work. I took several things from that conversation: the sense of how different the problems of life appear to the very poor and sorrowful than to the complacent middle-class; the sense of loneliness and clinging to little scraps of hope and memory; the sense of the richness of storytelling (he writes stories about stories about stories). I think I was aware of all these things in his writing prior to talking to him, but it was nice to hear them brought out by the author himself.

We did talk about Native American writing, its characteristics and the generalizations applied to the so-called genre (even though Leslie isn't technically Native American): respect for the land; a sense of history and tradition; the power of storytelling; spirituality. We talked a lot about life as we understand it to be on reservations around the West.

Peter Anderson