On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes Oregon author and Professor Dr. Doug Deur for a presentation on the mythos of Oregon. Deur will also be sharing his latest book, “Empires of the Turning Tide.” Published by the National Parks Service, Deur’s book illuminates the history of the many


Deur’s latest book which will be available to purchase at the Museum.

people who have called this region home and their relationship with the park landscapes, waters, and natural resources that continue to set the Columbia-Pacific region apart. The book will be available for purchase and the purchase of this book with be donations directly to the museum. Limited quantities are available.


Dr. Doug Deur has written several other books on northwest foraging and planting, as well as the traditions of plant use and cultivation on northwest coast of North America.

Dr. Douglas Deur is a cultural geographer, known widely for his studies of Native American land and resource tradition, as well as the environmental and cultural histories of National Parks in the American West. Dr. Deur is a resident of Arch Cape and local history guru. He also serves as research professor in the Department of Anthropology at Portland State University and an adjunct professor in the University of Victoria (BC) school of Environmental Studies.

Dr. Deur has written a number of popular books on local tribal traditions, plant foraging, and history. For his presentation he will be sharing his latest book, but will also delve into local tribal lore and history.

Dr. Deur’s recent publications include a special section of the journal Human Ecology, co-edited with Dr. Thomas Thornton (PSU & Oxford), addressing traditional management of salmon, clam beds and other marine resources among the Kwakwaka’wakw and Tlingit – co-authored with Chief Kwaxistalla Adam Dick, Kim Recalma-Clutesi, Dr. Nancy Turner, and Herman Kitka Sr. Other recent publications include articles in BC Studies on traditional plant management practices, and on colonial displacement of Northwest Coast indigenous peoples from traditional estuarine root gardens,  His Pacific Northwest Foraging – a popular guidebook to edible plants of the Northwest – has recently appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. Seating for this event is limited. To volunteer for this event, email us at info@cbhistory.org.