Start Date

1-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:15 AM

Disciplines

Indigenous Studies | Place and Environment

Subjects

Indians of North America -- Fishing -- Oregon -- Celilo, Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- Oregon -- Celilo, Indians of North America -- Relocation -- Oregon -- Celilo, Dalles Dam (Or. and Wash.) -- History, Celilo (Or.) -- Environmental conditions

Description

This paper discusses the history of Native Americans at Celilo Falls and in the Dalles Area, as well as the impact of white settlers moving there. It focuses on the impact this had on the river itself, through fisheries and various damming projects, and how it affected the lives of the various tribes surrounding the river. It examines the impacts of damming the Columbia River at various points along the river, and what that did to life for the River Tribes. The thesis of this paper is that the flooding of Celilo Falls by the Dalles Dam was a final effect of the erasure and dismissal of the validity of Native American culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28629

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Damming The Columbia River and its Impact on Celilo Falls

This paper discusses the history of Native Americans at Celilo Falls and in the Dalles Area, as well as the impact of white settlers moving there. It focuses on the impact this had on the river itself, through fisheries and various damming projects, and how it affected the lives of the various tribes surrounding the river. It examines the impacts of damming the Columbia River at various points along the river, and what that did to life for the River Tribes. The thesis of this paper is that the flooding of Celilo Falls by the Dalles Dam was a final effect of the erasure and dismissal of the validity of Native American culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.