The unlikely story of Native American logging
by Tanner Givnan
The Green Feathers production team is dedicated to sharing the heartbeat of a story that is seldom heard, yet speaks to the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Green Feathers tells the story of the contributions of Native Americans leading to the success of the logging industry in Oregon.
You can be a part of this important project by helping us bring this significant story into the light and onto the pages of history books, including those used in our schools. Today, there is a loss of identity for many Native Americans. We can begin to change that, one story at a time. We can make a difference, and you can help us today with your tax-deductible donation.
A key figure in the documentary is Dr. David Lewis, Tribal Historian for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He is both a consultant and interviewee on the Green Feathers project: “By the late nineteenth century, native men had become principal workers in the logging industry.”
Was this because they had been stewards of the land, or because their determination drove them to excel? By weaving personal family stories with tribal history, Green Feathers answers these questions and more.
For too long this history has drifted in the wind.
Green Feathers is a sponsored project of Portland, Oregon’s nonprofit Hollywood Theatre.
Green Feathers Documentary is a sponsored project of Film Action Oregon, DBA Hollywood Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Follow our progress at GreenFeathersDocumentary.com