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Oregon’s Legacy of Racist Laws

Printed in the Oregon State University Press June 7, 2017 On June 4, Kirk Johnson wrote a piece in the New York Times spotlightling Oregon’s racialist recent…

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Black Harris – Northwest Mountain Man of Mystery

Greg Nokes authored a feature for Columbia Magazine on Black Harris, a mid-1800s mountain man who pioneered the West.

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Peter Burnett (1807-1895)

I wrote this article on Peter Burnett, Oregon pioneer and first U.S. governor of California, for the on-line Oregon Encyclopedia. Book still in the works.

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OPB’s Oregon Experience to feature Massacre of Chinese

Mark your calendar for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Massacre in Hell’s Canyon,” inspired by R. Gregory Nokes’ 2009 book, “Massacred for Gold.”

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My Take: Fidel Castro (and the photograph not on my wall)

The death of Fidel Castro at age 90 is the end of an era for the Cuban people. It’s also the end of an era for…

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A Martin Luther King Jr. Day message

Jennifer Delanty, moderator of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, gave this address to the congregation at Seattle Mennonite Church on January 18, as part of the…

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The Exclusion Laws

Columbia Magazine, the quarterly publication of the Washington State Historical Society – Winter 2014-15 Oregon’s Early History of Racial Inequality By R. Gregory Nokes “African Americans…

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Remembering Mike

Greg Nokes, Dec. 6, 2014   (When we are of a certain age and a close friend passes, it is a reminder to us that we…

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Slaves List

List of known slaves in the Oregon Territory, most brought on the Oregon Trail from Missouri between 1843-1853. List compiled by Greg Nokes.   OREGON SLAVES…

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A How-To Book for Reading Ulysses

If, like me, you’ve had trouble reading James Joyce’s Ulysses, help has arrived. Some of you, like me, may have bought Ulysses years ago, in my…

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