Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, Indians of North America -- Kinship -- Oregon, Indians of North America -- Marriage customs and rites -- Oregon
1 online resource (124 p.)
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.
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Teverbaugh, Aeron, "Tribal constructs and kinship realities : individual and family organization on the Grand Ronde Reservation from 1856" (2000). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3237.