Kalapuya Resources

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 Lucy Vinis, Eugene Mayor, spoke at the July 9th honoring ceremony. Photo by Emily Matlock.


The World of the Kalapuya: A Native People of Western Oregon by Judy Rycroft Juntunen, Mary D. Dash, Ann Bennett Roger’s

Benton County Historical Society & Museum. 1101 Main St., Philomath OR. 97370 (no longer in print but the Benton County Historical Society and Museum should do a reprint).

The Halo Trail by Annie Applegate Kruse, published by Lowell Anderson, Drain Enterprise 1954, Yoncalla, OR,

The Kalapuyans: A Sourcebook on the Indians of the Willamette Valley, by Harold Mackey, Ph. D., published 1974, Mission Mill Museum Association, Inc. Salem, OR

The Indians of Western Oregon: This Land Was Theirs, by Stephen Dow Beckham, 1977, The Irwin-Hodson Co., Portland, OR



‘You Lose a Language, You Lose a Culture’ - March 2, 2022
Article about Esther Stutzman, Kalapuya Language

CHINUK WAWA: A Local Tribe's Efforts to Save A Dying Language
Relevance: the plants identified in Gabby’s essays identify plants in chinuk-wawa and other languages

Kalapuya Ethnohistory publications: Dr. David G. Lewis

Kalapuya Storytelling resources

Esther Stutzman: Kalapuya Creation Story

Shannon Stutzman video (YouYube)

Kalapuya Culture and Wetland Plants kiosk (PDF)


Local artist paints a mural in Eugene, celebrating the Kalapuya people
NIKA BARTOO-SMITH, The News-Review Aug 31, 2022

Eugene Mural Brings New Attention to Native Oregon Plants
By Lily Bohlke, Producer

'Sign of inclusivity': Eugene leaders remark on new Kalapuya mural
by Kierstin Lindkvist and KVAL.com Staff Saturday, July 9th 2022

Kalapuya Mural dedication to be held at Westmoreland Park
By Aubrey L Bulkeley, KLCC
July 8, 2022

OPB Story: "Kalapuya's relationship to native plants focus of new mural" by Brian Bull

The 64 ft. Kalapuya Culture mural painted on the east side of the Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Center Community Center depicts a seasonal round, an annual cycle of storytelling, gathering plants for their roots, seeds and fibers and celebrating the gifts of nature through ceremony. The mural is located adjacent to rare prairie wetlands that have survived in Eugene’s Westmoreland Park (known for its disc golf course).

Susan Applegate's Spectacular Kalapuya Lifeways Mural Unveiled at Westmoreland Community Center
By Sandy Brown Jensen, Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program
June 28, 2022