Revisiting Clatsops & Killamox: The Corps of Discovery and the Villages of the Ocean Coast

Who: Dr. Doug Deur
What: Revisiting Clatsops & Killamox: The Corps of Discovery and the Villages of the Ocean Coast
When: 5:00 PM, Saturday March 3rd, 2018
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum
1387 S Spruce St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(503) 436-9301
RSVP: Thelma at

Douglas Deur, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized researcher on the Native American cultures and environmental history of Northwestern North America. He has served as the lead researcher on tribal cultural documentation efforts for tribes and First Nations in many parts of the American and Canadian West, including tribes of western Oregon – assisting in efforts to preserve their heritage and their distinctive knowledge of the land. He has also served as the principal researcher on similar topics for the National Park Service in the western United States, documenting historical and cultural uses of the land in roughly thirty national parks. Though interested in the past, much of his work is forward-looking, resulting in educational plans for tribal youth, for example, or natural resource protection and restoration plans that apply historical information in modern times.  His writings on Northwestern history, cultural heritage, and natural history have received state, national and international writing awards – from the Oregon Historical Society’s “Joel Palmer Award” to the New York Times Best Seller list. He is a research professor in the Portland State University Department of Anthropology, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria School of Environmental Studies, and a Commissioner to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. Born and raised in northwestern Oregon, he is a full-time resident of the northern Oregon coast.

You can even choose to make a weekend of it and visit Les Shirley park with us, so we can discuss Clark’s trip to the whale and McNeal’s Folly. This is a good chance for people to become familiar with the area if they want to volunteer as docents/guides during the October annual meeting!

Promised Land

LCTHF (Lewis and Clark Trails Heritage Foundation) has partnered with the EOTIC (End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center) to have an afterhours showing, in the EOTIC theater, of the film “PROMISED LAND” as a benefit for the Chinook Indian Nation.  “PROMISED LAND” is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest, the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied.  The date of the showing, Saturday, February 10, 2018 may seem like a long way off but the theatre only holds 80 people so, to be assured of a seat, it would behoove you to make your reservations as soon as you can before this announcement goes out to the general public.  See the press release for this showing in the attachment to this email.  Here are the basic details:

          Theater at EOTIC (The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center)
1726 Washington St. - Oregon City, OR 97045
Tickets are $10 per person.  All proceeds will go to the Chinook Nation to support their Cultural Committee and on-going tribal recognition efforts.  Additional donations for the cause are welcome.
Please reserve your tickets in advance by calling 503-657-9336 or by visiting
More information about the film can be found at and on the film's Facebook page:

Oregon Chapter LCTHF Annual Dinner


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location – The Tualatin Heritage Center
700 Sweek Drive Tualatin OR 97062
(Parking available behind the Tualatin Police Dept.)

Dinner Cost: $10.00 pay at the door; includes meat and beverages (please bring a side dish or dessert)

RSVP to Dick Hohnbaum at or call him at 503-390-2886. DEADLINE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017. LCTHF-OR chapter dues are also due and can be paid at the Annual Dinner. *Please bring something for our annual silent auction. PAY AT THE DOOR.

Our featured speaker this year is Sally Freeman, Fort Clatsop Ranger. Sally will present a program entitled --- "Behind Every Great Man..." The Lewis and Clark Expedition involves an amazing young woman, who is now famous, and it is easy to think that she was the only woman involved in the success of the Corps of Discovery, but if we research further, we learn about many women who were important in this chapter of American history.

Lewis and Clark - The Army Story

Retired Lt. Col. Ashley Hamel will present a program "Lewis and Clark - The Army Story" at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 15 at the Lakeside Center of the Mennonite Village at 2180 54th Avenue SE in Albany.
Hamel is the Former Executive Director of the History Outreach Foundation. This program, sponsored by the Linn County Historical Society, is free and open to the public. Members of the Oregon Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trails Heritage Foundation are invited.

A Convenient Situation to Make Salt

Tom Wilson, retired Astoria teacher and National Park Service Ranger at Fort Clatsop, reviews the history of salt as currency, seasoning and preservative and how he and others re-enact Lewis and Clark’s time at today’s Seaside where the explorers harvested several bushels of sea salt in the winter of 1805/1806. The program is presented in cooperation with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Donations accepted. Samples of today’s Pacific saltmaking will be provided by Jacobsen Salt, a Portland gourmet salt company which harvests its salt in 2017 at Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast.
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