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History Pub talk: “Kalapuya Archaeology: The Cultural Record of the Willamette Valley before 1850.”

Dr. Tom Connolly,
Director of Archaeological Research, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 pm,
Ninkasi Administration Building, 155 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402.

Early historic accounts of the Kalapuya Indians failed to account for the fact that Native groups in the Willamette Valley had and were experiencing catastrophic population declines due to introduced epidemic diseases. This disrupted all aspects of life, from cultural practices to land use geography, and, as a result, pre-contact culture and history of the Kalapuya have often been misrepresented. This talk will draw from reliable historical, ethnographic, and archaeological records to revisit the Kalapuya legacy in the Willamette Valley.