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2017 Oregon Heritage Fellows to Give Presentations on April 26

April 24, 2017

Three Oregon university students will present research findings April 26 at the Oregon Heritage Summit in Newberg. The presentations will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., and are free and open to the public.

Our emerging scholars will be presenting on archaeological digs at the Newell Creek and Buffalo Lake Sites in Silvies Valley, Northern Paiute resistance to imprisonment at the Yakama Reservation, and the historic preservation of Oregon's statewide fish hatcheries.

The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars.

"The Fellows conduct original research into the diverse history of Oregon, often on topics that have drawn less attention from more-experienced historians," explains Chrissy Curran, Oregon's deputy state historic preservation officer. "We believe it is important that their research is presented to the public."

The Fellows, their schools, and topics are:

-- JD Lancaster, Oregon State University Ph.D. student in Applied Anthropology/Archaeology. "Test Excavation at the Newell Creek and Buffalo Lake Sites, Oregon";

-- Augustine Beard, University of Oregon undergraduate student in History/Environmental Studies. "Northern Paiute Resistance to Imprisonment at Yakima Reservation, 1878-1884";

-- Rodney Bohner, University of Oregon graduate student in Historic Preservation/Community and Regional Planning. "Preserving Oregon's Heritage Fish Hatcheries: Historic Context and Preservation Recommendations."

Eliza E. Canty-Jones, editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, will moderate the session.

The Oregon Heritage Summit April 26-27 brings together staff and volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal governments.

To find more information and register for the summit, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx. For more information, contact Todd Mayberry at 503-986-0696 or Todd.Mayberry@oregon.gov