A Local Story Conversation with David G. Lewis, PhD

The Oregon Trail of Tears and Other Hidden Native Histories

This special Local Story conversation between David G. Lewis and Stephanie Littlebird Fogel, guest curator of the museums latest exhibit This IS Kalapuyan Land, covers Indigenous representation in museums and the Oregon history that is often left out: the creation of reservations, the residential school system, termination, and restoration of Indigenous sovereignty. This traumatic period from the 1850’s-1970’s was neglected on our museum’s own original panels before Fogel addressed them. Lewis shares his research on the impact of these policies then and now and how people and institutions can address truth and healing today. The event concludes with an open audience Q+A and discussion.

David G. Lewis, PhD, is an esteemed author, Native American historian, ethnohistory consultant, antrhopoloist, teacher and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

This event took place on October 5, 2019 while Five Oaks Museum was known by its former name, Washington County Museum.