Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (124 p.)
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, Indians of North America -- Kinship -- Oregon, Indians of North America -- Marriage customs and rites -- Oregon
This project examines marriage and residence patterns on the Grand Ronde Reservation between 1856 and the early 1900s. It demonstrates that indigenous cultural patterns continued despite a colonial imagination that refused to see them. Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde continued to live in family groups much as they had in the pre-reservation era. They continued to exhibit patterns of marriage and kinship that were described in the ethnographies and by the earliest explorers in the Oregon area.
Teverbaugh, Aeron, "Tribal constructs and kinship realities : individual and family organization on the Grand Ronde Reservation from 1856" (2000). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3237.