Oregon has many historic and geological sites with informative signage. What’s been missing until recently is much recognition of the time before Lewis and Clark. There’s momentum now to tell a deeper history of the state.
While the business of art is always in flux, the Indigenous art community may see more dramatic change than most. As part of our series “Native Oregon Voices,” KLCC takes a look at the evolving Native American art scene.
Many Oregon place names have Native American roots. Some of them teach lessons about the land and its history, others are more like a game of “telephone” played over time. Here are a few stories about local place names.