About DGL

David G. Lewis, PhD

Contact David (dgl.coyotez @ gmail.com) for consultation about research, writing editing, for museums, historical societies, heritage organizations, and individuals interested in writing their family biography. David is a recognized professional in archival organization, anthropological and historical research.

David is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and descended from the Santiam Kalapuya, Chinook, Molalla, Takelma and Yoncalla Kalapuya peoples of western Oregon.  He is past manager of the Grand Ronde Cultural Resources Department and in and past Tribal Museum Curator & Tribal Historian.  David completed his PhD in Anthropology at the University of Oregon, and was Director of the Southwest Oregon Research Project.  His dissertation is “Termination of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: History, Politics, Identity.”   David regularly presents on and has written numerous articles about tribal histories of Oregon. David currently lives in Salem with wife Donna and sons Saghaley and Inatye.

Contact David at dgl.coyotez @ gmail.com for consultation questions.

The articles on this site take many hours to research and write, please donate to help David continue this work. The donation email is dglwritereditor@gmail.com on Paypal. Suggested donation is $5. thank you



  1. Thank you for sharing. The background photo is quite beautiful. Who is the photographer? I’ve started reading but it is obviously going to be a new field of research for me complete with maps and charts. I’ve been working on the ancient history of Rome and the Roman Empire.


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