Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Anthropology and University Honors
Métis -- Oregon -- French Prairie – History, French Prairie (Or.) -- History -- 19th century, Métis women -- Oregon -- French Prairie -- History, Indigenous women -- Oregon -- French Prairie -- Social life and customs, Colonization, Fur trade -- Pacific Northwest -- History, Feminist theory
This thesis explores 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.
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Amsden, Annie B., "Métis in Oregon: Intermarriage, Agency, and Religion in French Prairie, 1830-1840" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 734.