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History Pub: The Life and Violent Death of Chief Paulina

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation will be an investigation into the life and times of Chief Paulina, a Northern Paiute war leader who violently resisted Euro-American settlement in the Great Basin and for several years orchestrated a successful guerrilla war campaign in the deserts and mountains of eastern Oregon. After attacking Burnt Ranch on the John Day River, a posse of settlers hunted down Paulina and his band and Paulina was shot and killed in a cove near Ashwood, Oregon in 1867. Who exactly killed Paulina remains a mystery to this day…

Nate Pedersen is a librarian, historian, and writer in the Idaho. He is the co-author of Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything with Lydia Kang, published by Workman. Nate is the Silverstone Branch Manager with Meridian Library District. Until recently, he was a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon and served as a member-at-large, representing Central Oregon, on the Oregon Heritage Trees Commission. He is the current Past President on the Board of Directors for the Deschutes County Historical Society & Museum. He lectures frequently on historical topics around the Pacific Northwest. His website is http://natepedersen.com.


May 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm