David G. Lewis, Historian.
David G. Lewis is a descendant of the Santiam, Mollala, Takelma and Chinook peoples of western Oregon. He is an anthropologist and educator and researches tribal histories of the Oregon Indians. He lives in Salem with his wife Donna and sons Saghaley and Inatye. He has published extensively in journals and on his blog site ndnhistoryresearch.com, where there are over 330 essays about the tribes of Oregon.
David will be speaking about the Kalapuyan tribes and peoples of the Willamette Valley, their cultural lifeways, and the changes that came with colonization of their lands by American settlers. He will address the removals of the tribes to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation and their treatment on the reservation for some 100 years.