Disrupted Identities and Frontier Forts: Enlisted men and officers at Fort Lane, Oregon Territory, 1853-1855.

Author(s): Mark A. Tveskov

Year: 2016

Summary

Frontiers are contingent and dynamic arenas for the negotiation, entrenchment, and innovation of identity.  The imposing materiality of fortifications and their prominence in colonial topographies make them ideal laboratories to examine this dynamic.  This paper presents the results of large scale excavations in 2011 and 2012 at the officers’ quarters and enlisted men's barracks at Fort Lane, a U.S. Army post used during the Rogue River Wars of southern Oregon from 1853 to 1855.  I consider how identities of social class, States-rights confederate or union, and East coaster or frontiersmen were crafted in this pre-Civil War frontier setting.

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Disrupted Identities and Frontier Forts: Enlisted men and officers at Fort Lane, Oregon Territory, 1853-1855.. Mark A. Tveskov. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434427)

Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Gold Rush

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 312