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Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 278

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Curriculum Vitae: 

Teaching Experience

Sole Instructor

Oregon State University, Instruction Contract 2018-2019

(additional classes taught)

                    Ethnic Studies - Intro to Native Studies - Ecampus (Fall 2018, W/Sp/Su/F 2019)

                    Anthropology - Contemporary Indian Issues (Fall 2018, Fall 2019)

                    Ethnic Studies -Native North Americans (Fall, spring 2013)

          Ethnic Studies - Native North Americans, Alaskan Natives (fall 2014)

         University of Oregon

Native North Americans (summer 2017, spring 2014, spring 2013, spring 2012, spring 2006)

Oregon Tribal Termination (spring 2007)

        Willamette University

                    Native North American Cultures (fall 2015, winter 2008)

        Western Oregon University

                    Oregon Native Culture and History (spring 2013)

          Portland State University

                    History of American Indian Cultures (winter 2011)

         Mt. Hood Community College

Introduction to Anthropology (summer, fall 2016; summer, fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Chemeketa Community College

Introduction to Archaeology (spring, summer, fall 2015; winter, spring, summer, fall 2016, 2017; Spring 2018)

Introduction to Anthropology (Spring 2016, 2017)

          Linfield College

                    People and Cultures- the Native Americans - Ecampus (fall 2009)

Co-Instructor

University of Oregon

Indigenous Studies of the Americas, with Lynn Stephen (spring 2006)

Working with Oregon Tribes, with Teresa O’Nell (fall 2012, fall 2011)

Oregon State University

Tribal Archives and Records Management Institute, with Larry Landis, Natalie Fernandez, Jennifer O’Neil (summer 2012)

           Native American Archival Research, with Deanna Kingston (2003)

Teaching Assistant: University of Oregon

Department of Anthropology & Knight Library Special Collections and University Archives

          Southwest Oregon Research Project & Archival Collection. (2000-2006)

          Department of Anthropology

          Introduction to Anthropology (1999)

         International Studies Program

          Cross-Cultural Communications (Winter 1997, Fall 1997)

Specialized Teaching

2016-2017    Straub Environmental Center, TEK sections

2017             Calapooia River Watershed Council, TEK sections

2017             Long Tom Watershed Council, TEK workshop, Education

 

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon: Sept. 2006- Dec. 2014

  • Department Manager, Cultural Resources Department
    • Cultural Resources Administrator: Archaeological Protection, THPO development, program policies, Cultural archives development, History research, Museum planning, regional consultation, planning, grant writing, policy writing, annual budget management, supervised up to 20 people.
    • Field Research at NARA Seattle, Oregon Historical Society, Douglas County Museum
  • Tribal Historian/Cultural Exhibits and Archives Manager
    • Grand Ronde History Conference Administration (2), Exhibits curator, Archival development
    • Grand Ronde Education Curriculum Consultation and content writer.
  • Tribal Museum Curator/Cultural Liaison
    • Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center: Planning, policies, fundraising, staff training, collections management, exhibit curation, archival field research

Interpretive Projects

  • Tribal Interpretive Ceded Lands signs project: Director, researched, and curated 21 projects
  • Exhibit Curation: Created program and trained staff for future museum curation program, arranged collaborative arrangements with five regional museums, curated numerous exhibits at the Grand Ronde Tribe

 

Ethnohistory Research, LLC Owner/Principal Consultant, 2014- present

        Spanish History of Early Oregon Territory: Ongoing consultation, 2019

  • Linn County Historical Museum, Brownsville: Consultation and narrative research and writing for Kalapuyans exhibit 2018-2019
  • Washington County Historical Society Museum. PCC Rock Creek: Consultant, presenter, The Kalapuyans,This is Their land.
  • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw: Traditional Cultural Property Nomination of Coos Bay- 2018
  • Coquille Indian Tribe: Research and narrative writing for Two Traditional Cultural Property Nominations of Battle Rock and Grandmother Rock-2017
  • Tolowa Dee’ni Nation Tribal Consultation: Tribal cultural regional research- 2015
  • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: Joel Palmer Journals transcription and editing-2015
  • Watershed Consultations: Calapooia River Watershed & Long Tom River Watershed consultations, educational programs, presentations, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, interpretive signs
  • River Road School, Eugene: consultation on Tribal art, imagery, and historical signage
  • Cedar Mill Heritage Center: Planning and advisory for heritage center development, manuscript editing, cultural essays about Kalapuya tribes
  • Place Naming: Facilitated these names: Tilikum Crossing (Portland), Whilamut Passage (I-5 at Eugene), Kalapuya Elementary (Salem), Khanamokst Park (Portland), Chifin Native Center (Springfield)
  • Government Collections Archival Studies: Research in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, National Archives Records Administration, Oregon Historical Society Library, Grand Ronde Cultural Collection, University collections, Preparation of history projects and books.
  • Continuous Field Research in the Oregon Territorial Records, and the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs microfilm series M2, M234, etc.

 

     

    Professional Affiliations: 

    Oregon Encyclopedia Advisory Board

    American Anthropology Association

    Ethnohistory Association

    Northwest Archivists

    Education: 

    Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, 2009

    M.A. Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, 2000

    B.A. Humanities Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1997

    A.A. Humanities, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Santa Rosa, CA, 1993

    Service: 

    Pacific Northwest History Conference Committee, 2019-2020

    Oregon Heritage Commission, 2009- 2017 (2 years Chair)

    Eena Haws Longhouse Advisory Committee,  2018- present (OSU)

    Many Nations Longhouse Advisory Committee, (1990s) (UO)

    Honors and Awards: 

    Co-presenting with Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears, Named #1 of Projects undertaken during tenure 2015-2016.

    Whilamut Passage Bridge Project. Oregon Heritage Excellence Award, ODOT for Design and Community Outreach. 2015 (served on bridge naming committee)

    Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014. (Writer and organizer with a chapter in the book)

    Grand Ronde Canoe Journey Exhibition.  Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History. 2012 (Curator of the exhibit)

    Owl Ridge Project. Oregon Heritage Excellence Award, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. 2009 (Organizer coordinator of the project)

    Southwest Oregon Research Project (SWORP). Honored, Honoring Nations, The Harvard Project for American Indian Economic Development. 2002 (organized the collection)

    Additional Information: 
    Office Hours: 
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30
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    Biography

    David G. Lewis, PhD, is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, a descendant of the Takelma, Chinook, Molalla, and Santiam Kalapuya peoples of western Oregon. David has engaged in research on the tribal histories of Northwest Coastal peoples, specializing in the Western Oregon Tribes. David served as the director of the Southwest Oregon Project Collection at the UO, and was the Culture Department manager of the Grand Ronde Tribe for 8 years. David has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Oregon (2009) and teaches full time in Anthropology and Native Studies at OSU. David's research essays about the histories of the tribes are published on the blogsite ndnhistoryresearch.com. David lives in Salem with his wife Donna, and sons Inatye and Saghaley.

    At OSU
    Affiliated with: 
    Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
    Courses Taught: 

    ES 241 Introduction to Native Studies (ecampus)

    Anth 311 Peoples of the World: North America (ecampus)

    Anth 472/572 Contemporary Native Issues (inperson and ecampus)

    Anth 399/ES 345 Native Peoples of Oregon

    Anth 470/570/ES 445/445H Native American Science and Technology (Traditional Ecological Knowledge)

     

    Research/Career Interests: 

    Oregon Native Peoples History and Culture

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge

    Oral Histories and Narratives of Native Peoples

    Ethnohistory of Colonization

    Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

     

    2017             Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, Portland

    2014-2015    Western History Association 55th Annual Conference, Oct. 21-24, Portland OR.

    2014             2nd Annual Grand Ronde History Conference, Nov.14, Grand Ronde, OR. (organizer, host)

    2013             Grand Ronde History Conference, Nov.14, Grand Ronde, OR. (organizer, host)

    2009             Streams of Language, Memory and Lifeways, Native American Archives, Museums and Libraries Conference, Oct. 19-22, Portland, OR.

    Panels Organized

    2018                Green Feathers Documentary, Archaeology Channel Conference, Eugene Oregon.

    2015             Rock Art and Rock Features Research in the Northwest. Northwest Anthropological Conference, Mar. 24-28, Eugene.

    2014             Native Americans and Citizenship. Pacific Northwest History Conference. Apr. 3-5, Vancouver, WA.

    2011             Herding the Scholars: Tribal Administration of Ethnohistory Research in Western Oregon. Ethnohistory Association Conference, Oct. 19-22, Pasadena, CA.

    2006             UO Museums Conference in Honor of Richard West, Archives Wawa. Oct. 3, Eugene.

    2005             Oregon Cedar Plank-splitting. Many Nations Longhouse, Oregon Indian Education Association, University of Oregon, Eugene.

    Invited Conference Talks

    2018                Key note: Traditional Land Management of the Kalapuyans, OSU Tribal Environmental Health Summit.

    2015                Kalapuya Peoples of the Willamette Valley: Rewriting the Histories. 2nd Annual Contributing Voices Conference, Oct. 23, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

    2015                Cascadia Cave, Santiam, Molalla & Halo Rock. Northwest Anthropology Association Conference, Mar. 25-28, Eugene. with Esther Stutzman.

    2015                Cascadia Cave Tour. Northwest Anthropology Association Conference, Mar. 25-28, Eugene, Willamette National Forest. with Tony Farque.

    2014             Western Oregon Tribal Archives. Archives* Records: Ensuring Access. Aug. 10-16, Society of American Archivists, Washington D.C.

    2011             Horse People in Canoe Country: Kuitan Tillicums, Canim Illahee;  Klickitats in Western Oregon, 1829–1856. Ethnohistory Association Conference, Oct 19-22, with Robert Boyd & Scott Byram.

    2011             Problems in Oregon Tribal Education. Oregon Council of Teachers of English Conference, Oct. 1, Hillsboro, OR.

    2010             Repatriating the Summer’s Collection. American Society for Ethnohistory Conference, Oct. 13-17, Ottawa, Canada.

    2010             Re-Visioning Grand Ronde. American Society for Ethnohistory Conference, Oct. 13-17, Ottawa, Canada.

    2004             The Southwest Oregon Research Project. Oregon Collaborative Project Conference, Oct. 21-22, Tamaskilist Museum, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, Pendleton, OR. Oregon State Library Association.

    2004             Grand Ronde Plankhouse: Restoring Traditional Cedar Planksplitting. Celebrating Traditions, Coquille Indian Tribe, Mill Casino, North Bend, OR. with Don Day.

    2003             The Southwest Oregon Research Project Archival Collection: Linguistic Research Opportunities.  Speaking to the Seventh Generation: 2nd Annual Language Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis.

    2001             Indian Voices In the Southwest Oregon Research Project Collection. Celebrating Traditions Conference, Coquille Indian Tribe, Mill Casino, North Bend, OR.

    2001             The Ourigan Trail, Historical Perspectives on an Indigenous Place Name. American Society for Ethnohistory Conference, Oct 17-21, Tucson, AZ. with Scott Byram.

    2000             Tolowa Fish Camp: A Traditional Cultural Property. Celebrating Traditions Conference. Coquille Indian Tribe, Mill Casino, North Bend, OR.

    2000             Thunder Feeds the People. Celebrating Traditions Conference, Coquille Indian Tribe, Mill Casino, North Bend, OR.

    2000             American Indian Students in Archaeology, Arizona Archaeology Expo, Mar. 18-19, Tucson, AZ. with Madonna Moss.

    1999             SWORP II Research. Celebrating Traditions Conference, Coquille Indian Tribe, Mill Casino, North Bend, OR.

    Panels Organized

                       2018            Green Feathers Documentary, Archaeology Channel Conference, Eugene Oregon.

    2015             Rock Art and Rock Features Research in the Northwest. Northwest Anthropological Conference, Mar. 24-28, Eugene.

    2014             Native Americans and Citizenship. Pacific Northwest History Conference. Apr. 3-5, Vancouver, WA.

    2011             Herding the Scholars: Tribal Administration of Ethnohistory Research in Western Oregon. Ethnohistory Association Conference, Oct. 19-22, Pasadena, CA.

    2006             UO Museums Conference in Honor of Richard West, Archives Wawa. Oct. 3, Eugene.

    2005             Oregon Cedar Plank-splitting. Many Nations Longhouse, Oregon Indian Education Association, University of Oregon, Eugene.

     

    Beyond OSU
    Personal Interests: 

    Research and education about Native peoples of Western Oregon. 

    My Publications

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