You might remember some testimony about McLane Island to City Council with regard to the SRC a couple years ago. Anthropologist and Grande Ronde member David Lewis suggested it needed more archeological assessment. (So far as we know, only a cursory assessment did happen.)
Last month a reader sent in a link to a note on Lewis' blog, a "Journal of Critical & Indigenous Anthropology & History."
|"Bits for Breakfast," Statesman, June 12th, 1934|
(As we think about public art and a path along Mill Creek at the new Police Station site, this lost name is something to consider.)
The blog has got all kinds of interesting articles, most of them about native peoples, but many of them touching on Salem history also, and a few that touch on transportation history. The framework and project to decolonize our history and write a more inclusive one is important. We may come back to some of them in later posts, but here's a sampling of posts relevant to Salem history and transportation history. The whole blog, and all the shorter posts and reproductions of longer articles and talks, is worth browsing.
- "Lost Horses & Rights of Native Peoples in Salem, Oregon 1875"
- "When the Roads in Grand Ronde Were Paved"
- "The Demise of McLoughlin and Lee" arguing for statues of Tom McCall and Chief Joseph
- "Observations of John Minto, Salem, Oregon 1874" with notes on a Willamette Farmer piece
- "Battle Creek, The First Battle in The Willamette Valley"
- "The Kalapuya Village of Champoeg" - "Champoeg, also called Champooing and Champooick, was originally a tribal village of the Ahanchuyuk Kalapuya Indians."
- "Kalapuya Village of Chemaway" - "Previous to the settlement of the Oregon Territory the Chemawa (Chemaway) village was located a few miles south of the Village of Champoeg. Little is known about this village."
- "Wallace House, The First American Building in the Willamette Valley"
- "American Complicity in Genocide In Oregon"
- "Origins of the Willamette Valley Treaty Map of 1851"
- "The Mills, Second Buildings at Chemeketa-Salem"