Southwest Oregon History


The following references are used and linked to one or more Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc. website reports or webpages. The initial entries are specific to studies of southwest Oregon, including Coos, Curry, Jackson, Josephine, and parts of Douglas and Lane counties [*secondary sources].

Anderson, Kat 2005. Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA: 526 pp.

Black, John and Marguerite Black 1990. Ruch and the Upper Applegate Valley. Webb Research Group, Medford, Oregon: 238 pp. Illustrations.

Carey, Charles H. 1971. General History of Oregon. Binfords & Mort, Publishers, Portland, OR: 916 pp.

Connolly, Thomas J. 1988. “A Cultural-Historical Model for the Klamath Mountain Region of Southwest Oregon and Northern California,” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology. Vol. 10, No. 2: 246-260.

Davies, Kenneth G. (ed.) 1961. Peter Skene Ogden's Snake Country Journal 1826-27. Publications of the Hudson's Bay Record Society, London, England: 255 pp. w/2 maps.

Dickson, Evelyn M. 1946. Food Plants of Western Oregon Indians. MA thesis, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA: 218 pp.

Gray, Dennis J. 1987. The Takelma and Their Athapascan Neighbors. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers No. 37, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR: 105 pp.

Hegne, Barbara 1995. Settling the Rogue Valley: The Tough Times – The Forgotten People. Self-published, Eagle Point, OR: 110 pp.

Johnson, Olga W. 1978. They Settled in Applegate Country. Bulletin Publishing Company, Grants Pass, Oregon: 233 pp. Illustrations. Maps.

LaLande, Jeffrey M. 1980. Prehistory and History of the Rogue River National Forest: A Cultural Resource Overview. USDA Forest Service, Medford, Oregon: 297 pp. (w/appended 40 pg. Index by Marian Place).

*LaLande, Jeffrey M. 1991. The Indians of Southwest Oregon: An Ethnohistorical Review. Anthropology Northwest: No. 6, Oregon State University department of Anthropology, Corvallis, Oregon: XX

*LaLande, Jeffrey M. 1995. An Environmental History of the Little Applegate River Watershed. USDA Forest Service, Medford, Oregon: XX pp.

Leiberg, John B. 1900. "Cascade Range Forest Reserve, Oregon, from Township 28 South to Township 37 South, Inclusive; Together with the Ashland Forest Reserve and Adjacent Forest Regions from Township 28 South to Township 41 South, Inclusive, and from Range 2 West to Range 14 East, Willamette Meridian, Inclusive," IN: Twenty-First Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey, Part V.--Forest Reserves. US Department of the Interior, Washington, DC: 209-498. [Draft Report]

Martinez, Dennis 1993. "Land & Culture," Winds of Change. Vol. 8, No. 1: 50-53.
Moore, John M. 1851. Instructions to Surveyor of Public Lands in Oregon, 1851. General Land Office, Washington, DC: 86 pp.

Pullen, Reg 1996. Overview of the Environment of Native Inhabitants of Southwestern Oregon, Late Prehistoric Era. Pullen Consulting, Bandon, Oregon.

Riddle, George 1953. Early Days in Oregon: A History of Riddle Valley. Reprints of a series of articles first appearing in the Riddle Enterprise in 1920. Riddle Parent-Teacher Association, Riddle, Oregon: XX pp.

*Sapir, Edward 1907. “Notes on the Takelma Indians of Southwestern Oregon,” American Anthropologist. New Series, Vol. 9, No. 2: pp. 251-275.

*Schwartz, Earl A. 1997. The Rogue River Indian War and Its Aftermath, 1850-1980. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma: xxx pp.

Sperlin, O. B. (ed.) 1931. The Brackenridge Journal for the Oregon Country. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA: 70 pp.

Thompson, Lucy (Che-na-wah Weitch-ah-wah) 1991. To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman. Heyday Books, Berkeley, CA: 292 pp.

Todt, Donn L. and Nan Hannon 1998. "Plant Food Resource Ranking on the Upper Klamath River of Oregon and California: A Methodology with Archaeological Applications," Journal of Ethnobiology. Vol. 18, No. 2: 273-308.

Walling, Albert G. 1884. History of Southern Oregon: Comprising Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Curry and Coos Counties, Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources. House of A. G. Walling, Portland, Oregon: 545 pp. Illustrations. Maps.

Whitlow, Leonard II 1988. Grande Ronde Indian Reservation, Yamhill County, Oregon: 1860 Census, 1888 Census, 1901 Family Register (Family Groups, Births 1902-1937, Deaths 1902-1937). Published by Leonard Whitlow II, Portland, OR: 82 pp.

Wilkes, Charles 1845. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, PA. Vol. V: 558 pp.

Zybach Bob 2007. Precontact History and Cultural Legacy of Forest Research Sites in Southwestern Oregon.Unpublished report prepared for Oregon State University College of Forestry Department of Forest Sciences and USDI Bureau of Land Management by NW Maps Co. and Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., Albany, Oregon: 27 pp. [PDF]

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