Stephen Dow Beckham

Stephen Dow Beckham holds the Pamplin Chair of History at Lewis & Clark College. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of California, Los Angeles, he has taught courses on Native Americans and the American West for 35 years. Beckham was named "Oregon Professor of the Year" and is recipient of the Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, American Historical Association.

Beckham has researched and written Federal Acknowledgment petitions, testified in federal district court and the U.S. Claims Court, and testified before Congress in matters related to Indian tribes. He has assisted tribes in enrollment documentation, clarification of reservation status and treaty rights, and mounted a number of teacher institutes through the Indian Education Act and its amendments.

Beckham's other books include Requiem for a People: The Rogue Indians and the Frontiersmen, Tall Tales from Rogue River: The Yarns of Hathaway Jones, Many Faces: An Anthology of Oregon Autobiography, and The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He is a contributing author to several volumes of the Handbook of North American Indians and to Native Americans in the Twentieth Century.

Books by this Author

Tall Tales from Rogue River

The tall tales of a colorful man who was proud of his reputation as the biggest liar in the country. Hathaway Jones (1870-1937) was a...

| paperback | $16.95

Requiem for a People

Stephen Dow Beckham's classic history of southwestern Oregon's Rogue River Indian wars is the only complete record of the region's Native Americans and the destruction...

| paperback | $17.95

Oregon Indians

After forty years of research and writing on Native Americans and the American West, historian Stephen Dow Beckham has compiled a rich documentary history that...

| paperback | $45.00

Many Faces

The Oregon Literature Series is a unique cooperative effort of the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, which commissioned and created the series, and the...

| paperback | $21.95

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