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Oregon’s early tribal reservation period

Anthropology professor addresses state’s early tribal reservation period

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

January 13, 2015

Linda Jerofke, Ph.D.

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Linda Jerofke, Ph.D., professor of anthropology, will address a complex shift in identity and sovereignty in Oregon during the next colloquium at EOU Thursday, Jan. 22.

Jerofke’s presentation, “Assimilation: A Story of the Early Tribal Reservation Period of Oregon,” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. A reception will follow. A live stream will also be available.

The early reservation period of Oregon was a time of dramatic culture change due to the intersection of the United States Government, settlers and Native American tribes. Using information gained from primary documents dating from 1850-1925, Jerofke asks what really happened to the Oregon tribes during this time and how did they cope with the changes, including the advent of reservations and boarding schools.

A list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list call 541-962-3316.