Douglas Deur

Douglas Deur, Ph.D. is a research professor in the Department of Anthropology at Portland State University and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria (B.C.). As a cultural ecologist, his work centers on the relationship between human, primarily Native American, communities and their environments. He also directs research on similar themes for National Parks throughout the western United States. His writings have appeared in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Human Ecology, Journal of Ethnobiology and BC Studies; his book, Keeping it Living was the first book-length treatment of plant cultivation traditions among the tribes of the coastal Northwest.

Author's Entries

  • Hobsonville Indian Community

    The Hobsonville Indian Community was a Native settlement on Tillamook Bay, just southeast of Garibaldi on Miami Cove. Tillamook tribal villages, including Kilharhurst, fronted this shoreline well before European contact, and it is near this location that Captain Robert Gray—commanding the Lady Washington in August 1788—made first American landfall in …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Indian Place (Seaside)

    Indian Place was a Native community on the Necanicum River estuary in present-day Seaside, on the north Oregon Coast. Though the community was a successor to traditional settlements in the area, including Necotat and Neacoxie, Indian Place refers to a community of families that coalesced at the site throughout the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia