Bend—OLLI-UO in Central Oregon is pleased to present a series of five lectures on the Eastern Oregon Indian Wars during April and May. The first in the series, The Cayuse War, covers the renowned Cayuse Chief, Five Crows, and the war of 1847-1855. A part of this story involves the Whitman Mission, the history of this site is still being researched. Paul M. Patton, Eastern Oregon Region Interpretive Coordinator for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will lead our voyage of discovery on Wednesday, April 18, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road.
Other lectures in the series include:
- Thursday, May 3 Joseph and the Nez Perce War of 1877, 4:00-5:45 p.m. Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St. Presenter: Dr. Mark Spence, Author and Instructor of History, University of Oregon.
- Wednesday, May 9 Paulina and the Snake War of 1864-68 Presenter: Dr. Jim Gardner, Author, Historian and President Emeritus of Lewis & Clark College. Open to OLLI-UO members only.
- Wednesday, May 16 Captain Jack and the Modoc War of 1872-73 Presenter: Eric Iseman, Park Ranger, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
- Thursday, May 24, Eagan and the Bannock-Paiute War of 1878 Presenter: Paul M. Patton, Eastern Oregon Region Interpretive Coordinator for Oregon Parks and Recreation.
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are scheduled for 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, and will be open to the general public.