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Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee – U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859

Gray H. Whaley

Abstract

Modern western Oregon was a crucial site of imperial competition in North America during the formative decades of the United States. This book examines relations among newcomers and between newcomers and Native peoples—focusing on political sovereignty, religion, trade, sexuality, and the land—from initial encounters to Oregon's statehood. It emphasizes Native perspectives, using the Chinook word Illahee (homeland) to refer to the indigenous world it examines, and argues that the process of Oregon's founding is best understood as a contest between the British Empire and a nascent American one, ... More

Keywords: western Oregon, political sovereignty, religion, trade, sexuality, land, republicanism, liberal economics, violence, illahee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833674
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898314_whaley

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gray H. Whaley, author