Portland State University’s Anthropology Department Presents:
Tracing a Community History Through Archaeology at Beatty Curve, Klamath County: Ancient Village, Pre-Allotment Homestead, Modern Tribal Community
Portland State University Archaeology First Thursdays Lecture Series
Thursday February 7th, 4:00pm
PSU Cramer Hall 41
Presented by: Tom Connolly, University of Oregon
Following the 1864 treaty that formed the Klamath Reservation, Beatty Gap remained an important central place not only for the Sprague Valley Klamath but for the Modocs and Paiutes who were removed from their traditional lands. Archaeology done in conjunction with straightening a dangerous stretch of highway known as Beatty Curve has confirmed the long occupation history at this locality, but has focused primarily on the post treaty occupation of the latter 19th century, when resident families struggled to adopt to the new political realities.