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Oregon Women History's Spotlight: Martha McKeown and Flora Thompson
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

Oregon Women History's Spotlight: Martha McKeown and Flora Thompson

Monday, March 10th from 2:00-4:00pm
Women's Resource Center

Please join us to learn about Katrine Barber’s research focusing on two women in Columbia River communities. Flora Thompson and Martha McKeown knew each other and were active on similar issues, in particular, Indian rights at mid-century. Martha McKeown was a writer (Linda’s Indian Home, Come to Our Salmon Feast, Alaska Silver, among others) and English teacher who lived in Parkdale, Oregon. Though she was not indigenous, she shared a close friendship with Tommy Thompson and other Indians who lived at Celilo Village. Flora Thompson married Tommy Thompson in the 1940s and supported his efforts to resist the development of dams on the Columbia River that threatened the Native fishery. This event is sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). For more information contact karm@pdx.edu.