Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859

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Modern western Oregon was a crucial site of imperial competition in North America during the formative decades of the United States. In this book, Gray Whaley examines relations among newcomers and between newcomers and Native peoples--focusing on political sovereignty, religion, trade, sexuality, and the land--from initial encounters to Oregon's statehood. He emphasizes Native perspectives, using the Chinook word Illahee (homeland) to refer to the indigenous world he examines.

Whaley argues that the process of Oregon's founding is best understood as a contest between the British Empire and a nascent American one, with Oregon's Native people and their lands at the heart of the conflict. He identifies race, republicanism, liberal economics, and violence as the key ideological and practical components of American settler-colonialism. Native peoples faced capriciousness, demographic collapse, and attempted genocide, but they fought to preserve Illahee even as external forces caused the collapse of their world. Whaley's analysis compellingly challenges standard accounts of the quintessential antebellum "Promised Land."

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"Few states in our nation possess an indigenous history that is as violent and under-studied as Oregon's nineteenth-century past. Oregon and the Collapse of 'Illahee' redresses such absence and oversight, powerfully exhibiting the centrality of Chinook and confederated Oregon Indian tribes to the making of the region's settler societies. Readers may be particularly interested in the sobering chapters on the brutal wars of the 1850s and by the book's wonderfully rendered conclusion. An important study of long-neglected subjects that should be essential reading in as well as out of the region."--Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

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Gray Whaley is assistant professor of history at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

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