"Delicious Fathers of Abiding Friendship and Fertile Reveries":  Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption at Fort Yamhill and Fort Hoskins, Oregon, USA, 1856-1866.

Author(s): Justin E. Eichelberger

Year: 2013

Summary

The presence of beverage alcohol containers and smoking pipes recovered from Fort Yamhill and Fort Hoskins is undeniable evidence for the consumption of such indulgence items at these two military posts.  The historical and archival record is not only laden with evidence of this behavior but also suggests that these forts were punctuated by periods of the institutional acceptance and prohibition concerning the consumption of alcohol.  The spatial distribution of the alcohol related artifacts within these sites suggests both a behavior of clandestine consumption and clandestine disposal.  When the spatial distribution of alcohol related artifacts is compared to that of tobacco related items patterns of consumption begin to appear that suggest differing social and institutional levels of acceptance for the consumption of these indulgence items.

Cite this Record

"Delicious Fathers of Abiding Friendship and Fertile Reveries":  Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption at Fort Yamhill and Fort Hoskins, Oregon, USA, 1856-1866.. Justin E. Eichelberger. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428429)

Keywords

Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 359