It was in the 1850s that officials began carving the Oregon Territory into the states. It was the period when most Indian tribes signed treaties that were supposed to protect their future. For almost every major tribe of the Northwest, the 1850s marked the end of their way of life. This title tells the story of how cultures clashed.
Kurt Nelson attended George Washington University and graduated from Portland State University with degrees in political science and history. Kurt has also earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Lewis and Clark College as well as a Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis from the California State University at Sacramento.