Date of Award

5-26-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Anthropology and University Honors

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Douglas Wilson

Subjects

Oregon Territory -- History, Métis women -- Social life and customs, French Prairie (Or.) -- History, Fur traders’ spouses, Fur traders -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/honors.752

Abstract

In this thesis, I explore French Prairie, Oregon as a colonial setting. The institutions of the fur trade and Methodist and Catholic missions forced their subjects to make decisions pragmatically. However, a feminist perspective illuminates the choices made by French Prairie community members, especially Indigenous women, as related to power structures within the colony.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28934

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