Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Anthropology and University Honors
Oregon Territory -- History, Métis women -- Social life and customs, French Prairie (Or.) -- History, Fur traders’ spouses, Fur traders -- Oregon
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.
Amsden, Annie B., "Métis in Oregon: Intermarriage, Agency, and Religion in French Prairie, 1830-1840" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 734.