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A Troubling Flag

Presentation by Eva Guggemos. There is a troubling U.S. flag in the Pacific University Museum. It is significant because of its age and its history. This flag was carried by a militia company that helped violently repress Native People in the 1850s-1880s. Ms. Guggemos discusses the wars between Pacific Northwest Tribes and the U.S. Government, the removal of tribes to reservations, and the difficulties in curating a flag with such a fraught history. Eva Guggemos is the Archivist and an Associate Professor at Pacific University.

Presenter : 
Eva Guggemos
Sunday, May 22, 2022