Oregon State University Press

For fifty years, Oregon State University Press has been publishing exceptional books about the Pacific Northwest—its people and landscapes, its flora and fauna, its history and cultural heritage. The Press has played a vital role in the region’s literary life, providing readers with a better understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. Today, Oregon State University Press publishes distinguished books in several academic areas from environmental history and natural resource management to indigenous studies.

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Another Way the River Has

Taut True Tales from the Northwest

Oregon State University Press

Cody’s prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon.

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Race and Science

Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America

Oregon State University Press
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Oaks Park Pentimento

Portland's Lost and Found Carousel Art

Oregon State University Press
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Davis Country

H.L. Davis's Northwest

Oregon State University Press
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River Basins of the American West

A High Country News Reader

Oregon State University Press
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Refusing War, Affirming Peace

The History of Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Cascade Locks

Oregon State University Press
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Massacred for Gold

The Chinese in Hells Canyon

Oregon State University Press

In 1887, more than 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Massacred for Gold, the first authoritative account of the unsolved crime—one of the worst of the many crimes committed by whites against Chinese laborers in the American West—unearths the evidence that points to an improbable gang of rustlers and schoolboys, one only 15, as the killers.

The crime was discovered weeks after it happened, but no charges were brought for nearly a year, when gang member Frank Vaughan, son of a well-known settler family, confessed and turned state’s evidence. Six men and boys, all from northeastern Oregon’s remote Wallowa country, were charged—but three fled, and the others were found innocent by a jury that a witness admitted had little interest in convicting anyone. A cover-up followed, and the crime was all but forgotten for the next 100 years, until a county clerk found hidden records in an unused safe.

In bringing this story out of the shadows, Nokes examines the once-substantial presence of Chinese laborers in the interior Pacific Northwest, describing why they came, how their efforts contributed to the region’s development, and how too often mistreatment and abuse were their only reward.

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Handbook of Oregon Birds

A Field Companion to Birds of Oregon

Oregon State University Press
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Eden Within Eden

Oregon's Utopian Heritage

Oregon State University Press
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Living with Bugs

Least-Toxic Solutions to Everyday Bug Problems

Oregon State University Press
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Afield

Forty Years of Birding the American West

Oregon State University Press
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Nature’s Justice

Writings of William O. Douglas

Oregon State University Press
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The Way of the Woods

Journeys Through American Forests

Oregon State University Press
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The Environmental Justice

William O. Douglass and American Conservation

Oregon State University Press
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Pedaling Revolution

How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

Oregon State University Press

An exploration of the growth of the biking movement and its impact on civil and regional planning, transportation, and public health.

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Water in the 21st-Century West

A High Country News Reader

Oregon State University Press
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Beauty of the City

A.E. Doyle, Portland's Architect

Oregon State University Press
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Strand

An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris

Oregon State University Press
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Catching the Ebb

Drift-Fishing for Life in Cook Inlet

Oregon State University Press
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Wild Beauty

Photography of the Columbia River Gorge, 1860-1960

Oregon State University Press
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Stubborn Twig

Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family

Oregon State University Press
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With Grit and By Grace

Breaking Trails in Politics and Law, Memior

Oregon State University Press
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Oregon Coastal Access Guide, Second Edition

A Mile by Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions

Oregon State University Press
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Linus Pauling

Scientist and Peacemaker

Oregon State University Press
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Here There Nowhere

Paintings by Michael Brophy

Oregon State University Press
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Teaching Oregon Native Langauges

Edited by Joan Gross
Oregon State University Press

In a world where over half of the remaining six thousand languages will most likely disappear by the end of the century, attention has finally begun to focus on the struggles of indigenous people to save their languages. Lack of knowledge concerning the vast linguistic diversity of Oregon's languages has been a major obstacle to language ...

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The First Oregonians, Second Edition

Oregon State University Press

In 1991, the Oregon Council for the Humanities published The First Oregonians, the only single-volume, comprehensive history of Oregon's Native Americans. A regional bestseller, this collaborative project between the council, Oregon tribes, and scholars served as an invaluable reference for teachers, scholars, and general-interest readers ...

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Children of the Fur Trade

Forgotten Metis of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

During the first half of the 19th century, a unique subculture built around hunting and mobility existed quietly in the Pacific Northwest. Descendants of European or Canadian fathers and Native American mothers, these mixed-blood settlers--called M©tis--were pivotal to the development of the Oregon Country, but have been generally ...

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To Harvest, To Hunt

Stories of Resource Use in the American West

Oregon State University Press

To Harvest, To Hunt is a rich collection of writings that reveals how diverse peoples have valued and used natural resources throughout the history of the American West. Drawing on family letters, oral traditions, historical records, and personal experience, the book's contributors offer readers new perspectives on the land they live on, ...

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Forest of Time

A Century of Science at Wind River Experimental Forest

Oregon State University Press

The Wind River Experimental Forest has been called the cradle of forestry in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington, the forest is a nexus of groundbreaking discoveries in forest genetics and ecology, and is one of more than seventyfive Forest Service landscapes across the U.S. devoted ...

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Prairie Keepers, The, 2nd ed

Secrets of the Zumwalt

Oregon State University Press

In the remote northeast corner of Oregon lies the ruggedly beautiful Zumwalt Prairie. A wild expanse of untilled ground covering nearly two hundred square miles, the Zumwalt is almost entirely managed by cattle ranchers. It also is home to one of the highest concentrations of hawks in North America, including red tailed, ferruginous, and ...

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Empty Nets

Oregon State University Press

Empty Nets is a disturbing history of broken promises and justice delayed. It chronicles a native people's fight to maintain their livelihood and culture in the face of an indifferent federal bureaucracy and hostile state governments. In 1939, the U.S. Government promised to provide Columbia River Indians with replacements for traditional ...

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Little Lucky, The

A Family Geography

Oregon State University Press

"When you live in an old house, the remodeling and rehabilitatingnever end. I guess the same is true when you belong to a family."A ruined old schoolhouse and a loving, troubled family are at theheart of The Little Lucky, a reflec tion of the many ways in which aplace can shape and be shaped by family. In discerning and nimbleprose, Gail ...

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Oregon Water Handbook, The

A Guide to Water and Water Management

Oregon State University Press
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