My Life, by Louis Kenoyer
320 pages, 6 x 9
Approx.. 30 b&w images. 2 maps.
Release Date:01 Jun 2017

My Life, by Louis Kenoyer

Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood

Oregon State University Press

Louis Kenoyer, born in 1868 at Grand Ronde reservation, Oregon, was the last known native speaker of Tualatin Northern Kalapuya. His autobiographical narrative was recorded in 1928 and 1936 and is archived in the Special Collections of the University of Washington Library. Kenoyer’s autobiography is a rare, first-person narrative by a Native American discussing life on an Oregon reservation. To bring his compelling story to contemporary readers, Henry Zenk and Jedd Schrock have completed a translation of the original Tualatin narrative and prepared extensive annotations and commentary to supplement the text. The original Tualatin is presented alongside the English translation.

Louis Kenoyer was born in 1868 at Grand Ronde reservation, Oregon.

Henry Zenk and Jedd Schrock are consulting linguists for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon.
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