A Shared City: Native Americans in Early Portland History

"Little Natives of Oregon"

The first written histories of our city never mentioned that Portland’s recently arrived white residents were outnumbered three to one by the Native Americans who lived along the Willamette River at the foot of Jefferson Street and other sites around Portland. Portland historian Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D., recently uncovered this completely neglected part of Portland's history, and in this presentation, she will share rare photos and early stories about Native Americans in Portland. Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund.


Participation is free. No library card required.

Target audience:

Adults, 50+

Event type:

Lectures & author talks