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gion, 11-12; statement of first con-
ception of plan of colonization, 12-13;
diplomatic and other events that em-
phasized need of action with this pro-
ject, 13-14; announces his intention
to settle Oregon, 14; author of me-
morial praying for grant of land on
the Oregon river, 20-1; adversaries
persecute him to delay his enterprise,
22-3; carefully chooses name "Amer-
ican" for his organization for the set-
tlement of Oregon, 25; lectures as
publicity agent for it, 25-6; memorial
of his American Society presented to
Congress, 26; memorial reproduced at
length, 26-30; publishes a Geograph-
ical Sketch of * * Oregon, 30;
comments on question of title to Ore-
gon, 31; sets forth advantages to re-
sult from settlement, 31-4; his de-
scription of resources of region, 34-5:
his general circular as manual of
Oregon expedition gives plans for
emigration and organization of set-
tlement, 34-42; postponement of date
of starting, 43 ; wide range of location
of those interested in the expedition,
43-4; his influence upon Nathaniel J.
Wyeth, 44; effect of his writings
upon the popular mind. 45; develops
interest of religious bodies, 45-6; op-
ponents are active to counteract his
influence, 46-50; cause of failure of
his projected emigration, 51; plans
circuitous route to Oregon through
Mexico, 93; his account of troubles
en route up to arrival at Vera Cruz,
93-100; account of experiences and
observations in passing through Mex-
ico, 101-116; meets Ewing Young and
gets Young to accompiny him to Ore-
gon, 1 18; the party sets out for Ore-
gon, 119; account of trip through
wilderness to Oregon, 120-6; arrival
at Fort Vancouver, 126-9; his experi-
ences as an unwelcome guest at Fort
Vancouver, 131-7; his experiences on
his homeward voyage, 137-9; situation



as to health, finances and marital af-
fairs, on arrival at Boston, 1836, 167-
8; takes up surveying, 168; confers
with William A. Slacum, but gets no
mention in Slacum's memorial, 168-
70; project for settlement at New
Dungeness on Strait of Juan de Fuca,
170; his project ridiculed in the Old
American Almanac of 1837, 171; his
writings used by Senator Lewis F.
Linn in report made on his bill, 172;
prepares in 1839 for Caleb Cushing a
memoir on Oregon and California,
which appeared in Cushing's supple-
mental report on "The Territory of
Oregon," 172; memorializes Congress
for grant of land as author of first
permanent American settlements west
of the Rocky mountains, 172-3; turns
to project of railroad across the Isth-
mus of Panama, 173-4; agitates for
transcontinental railroad, 174-6: his
habits as hermit at Three Rivers,
177-8; persists in applications to Con-
gress for grant of land as compensa-
tion for services in Oregon coloniza-
tion, 178-84; publishes pamphlets to
supplement his applications for con-
gressional bounty, 183-9; the nature
of his afflictions portrayed in them,
185-8; his spirit of altruism endures,
188-9; his writings, igi-201; esti-
mates of writings, 193-4; takes pride
only in memoir on Oregon prepared
for Caleb Cushing, 195; his parnphlets
characterized, 196-201; denunciations
of Hudson's Bay Company and relig-
ious phraseology encumber all, 201 ;
the man Kelley and his place in his-
tory, 203-23; kindling of his interest
in Oregon, 271; objects of his labors
for Oregon stated, 271-3; geograph-
ical description of northern Califor-
nia, 273-81 ; conditions of California
Indians, 281 ; results of exertions for
Oregon settlement stated, 295.



Lane, the letters of Joseph, calendared,
227.

Livestock industry in Oregon, begin-
nings of, 61-3.

Louisiana citizens petition for grants of
land on the Columbia river, 1828,
21-2.

M

Maryland farmers petition for passage

of the Floyd bill, 1823, 20.
Meares, Captain John, visits the mouth

of the Columbia river, 234-5.
Middle West, historical field work in,

207-9.
Miller, Joaquin, identifies meaning of

Idaho, 88.
Mills, Robert, advocates railroad be-
tween sources of Yellowstone and

Columbia rivers, 19.
Mining in Pacific Northwest — See "The

Pioneer Stimulus of Gold."



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Index.



Mississippi Valley, recollections of early

life in upper, 246-8.
Murphy, John Miller, obituary of, 143-5.



Oregon, first formal action in Congress
with regard to, 20; proceedings in
twentieth Congress, 1828, affecting,
20-2.

Oregon and Washington contrasted, 260-

70- ...

Oregon, Old, expansion of British agri-
cultural activity in, 57-8; pioneer
American farmers in, 58-9.

Oregon, introduction of different breeds
of hogs into, 63-4; beginnings of live-
stock industry in, 5i 3; growth of
sheep industry in, 63-4: improvement
of horse through breeding in, 65-6;
introduction of harvesting machinery
into, 66-7; origin of fruit industry
in, 67-8; conditions that led to slow
development and slip-shod habits of
farming, 68-9.

Oregon pioneers, forty-fifth annual re-
union of, 229-30.

Oregon Progress, the Pioneer Char-
acter OF, 245-''o; the character of
Oregon a resultant of pioneer life,
245-6; Oregon migrations as part of
westward movement, 246; develop-
ment and character of public opinion
in early Oregon, 248-50; social cus-
toms of the pioneers. 250-1; Indian
missionary work in, 251-2; the ap-
pe.irance of the mercantile element,
252-3; reception of the news of Ore-
gon's admission as a state, 254-5; the
Oregon constitution, 255-6; the simple
life in Oregon, 256-7; Oregon's loca-
tion on the Pacific, 258-9; the pioneer
spirit in Oregon, 259-61 ; the slug-
gish Willamette Valley, 261-3.

Oregon, geographical description of,
282-8.

Oregon Historical Society, officers of,
300-1; work of, 301; death roll of,
301-3-



President's range (Cascade mountains)
named by Hall J. Kelley, 214-15;
282-3.



Saint Helens, circumstances and date

of naming of, 240; 298-9.
Sheep raising industry in Oregon,

growth of, 63-4.
SI icum, William A., confers with

Charles Bulfinch and Hall J. Kelley

at Boston in 1837, 168.
Spokane, history workers at, 221.



Teal, Joseph N., presents weapons to

museum, 229.
Trimble, Will J., researches of, 228.



Vancouver, Captain George, sails into
and explores the Columbia river, 236-
7; extracts from "Voyage," 238, g,
40, 1, 2.

Vancouver, Fort, early agricultural ac-
tivity at, 56-7.

Vancouver, Where Is Point, 73-82;
reasons that make exact determination
of location important, 73-4; causes
of lack of knowledge of, 74-5; iden-
tification of location of, 82.

\'irginia colony, early projected, for
settlement of Oregon, 15-16.

w

Wheat raising, beginnings of, in Ore-
gon, 56-7; extension of, into outlying
sections from the Willamette valley,
59-60; wheat the favored product of
the pioneer farmers, 60.

Willamette Valley Soil Repair Les-
sons IN, 55-69; problem of continuous
soil repair in, 55; the restorers of
humus in its soil, 61.

Withycombe, James, as governor exem-
plifies state's need of attention to
soil repair, 56.

Wyeth, John B., comment of on Hall J.
kelley's writings, 193.

Wyeth, Nathaniel J., the influence of
Kelley upon, most important, 44; rea-
sons for drawing away from Kelley
expedition, 51-3; results of his expedi-
tions, 53-4.

Y

Yakima pioneers, movement of, 298.



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