Yvonne Hajda

Yvonne Hajda holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Washington. Her dissetation explored the social networks of native groups of the Lower Columbia from 1792 to 1830. For over thirty years she has carried out ethnohistorical and ethnographic research on the native peoples of the Northwest, especially those of the Columbia River, the Willamette Valley, and the Warm Springs reservation. She has authored and co-authored articles and reports incorporating the results of that research.

Author's Entries

  • Concomly (1765?-1830?)

    Of the several Chinook men called Concomly at one time or another, the most famous was the headman located on Baker's Bay, on the north bank of the Columbia River, during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It was through the writings of fur traders and explorers who …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Multnomah (Sauvie Island Indian Village)

    "Multnomah" is a word familiar to Oregonians as the name of a county and a waterfall, among other places. Less well known is its origin as the name of an Indian village once located on the upriver end of Sauvie Island facing the Columbia River. The name is from …

    Oregon Encyclopedia