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My Life, by Louis Kenoyer: Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood
by Louis Kenoyer
introduction by Henry Zenk
translated by Jedd Schrock and Henry Zenk
Oregon State University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-87071-883-0 | eISBN: 978-0-87071-884-7
Library of Congress Classification E99.K16K46 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.5004970092

Louis Kenoyer, born in 1868 at Grand Ronde reservation, Oregon, was the last known native speaker of Tualatin Northern Kalapuya. His autobiographical narrative was recorded in 1928 and 1936 and is archived in the Special Collections of the University of Washington Library. Kenoyer's autobiography is a rare, first-person narrative by a Native American discussing life on an Oregon reservation. To bring his compelling story to contemporary readers, Henry Zenk and Jedd Schrock have completed a translation of the original Tualatin narrative and prepared extensive annotations and commentary to supplement the text. The original Tualatin is presented alongside the English translation.

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