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Portland Event: “From Classroom to Courtroom: Adventures of a History Professor”

Date: 6:00pm PDT March 19, 2014 Location: The Mission Theater

The Mission Theater

Meet local alumni, parents, and admitted students, and enjoy the evening with one of L&C’s outstanding professors - Professor Emeritus of History Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham. Enjoy dinner and a talk about Professor Beckham’s adventures as a history professor and his experiences as an expert witness.

Wednesday, March 19, 6 p.m.

Dinner and presentation
The Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St,
Portland, OR 97209
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Stephen Beckham on From Classroom to Courtroom: Adventures of a History Professor

Event Registration

The cost of the event is $10, which includes dinner and drinks. Please click here to register. Call our office main line at 503.768.7950 if you encounter any problems with the online registration or have any questions.

More on the Speaker

Stephen Dow Beckham was named the Pamplin Professor of History in 1993. He earned his B.A. at the University of Oregon and his M.A. and Ph.D. at UCLA. He has taught college students for the past thirty-four years as a specialist on Native Americans, the American West, and U.S. environmental history.

Prof. Beckham has worked with many Indian tribes across the United States as an expert witness in land claims, reservation, hydropower, and Indian gaming litigation. His work has included the Delaware Nation and Ottawa Tribe (OK), Duwamish, Cowlitz, and Chinook tribes (WA), Cow Creek Band of Umpqua, Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw (OR), and the Karuk and Oholone/Esselen Tribes (CA). Annually he teaches in the summer Indian Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Prof. Beckham’s newest books are Lewis & Clark from the Rockies to the Pacific (2002) and The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (2003). He is the curator and author of the national traveling exhibit, “The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition” that opened at the Thomas Jefferson Library, Monticello, in 2003. He is the curator/author of “Oregon, My Oregon” (exhibit at Oregon Historical Society, Portland), “Wrapped In Tradition: Indian Trade Blankets and the Art of Dale Chihuly” (on tour), and numerous interpretive centers including the Oregon Trail Center (Baker City, OR.), Gorge Discovery Center (The Dalles, OR.), Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center (Stevenson, WA.), Cape Disappointment Visitors Center (Ilwaco, WA.), Wasco County Museum (The Dalles, OR.), and the Yaquina Head Interpretive Center (Agate Beach, OR.).