When people of different cultures encounter each other, sparks frequently fly.
Here we include books that address sociological issues of American
Indians, Japanese-American World War-II experiences, and the Rajneesh.
People & Notes I & II|
The Southern Oregon Symphonic
& Its Predecessor
The Hillah Temple Shrine Band
Bert Webber, Ed.
For the first time, we are presenting both edition of this popular book about a brass concert band.
The book in blue cover, published 1994, and the new brown cover edition People and Notes II, published 1998 are both available. The earlier book reported on the band and its 55 active members. The 1998 book reports the expanded band with 76 members and additional activities. This concert band, one of the few bands in Oregon is sponsored by Hillah Shrine Temple - Ashland, and dates back nearly 90 years. Conductor John E. Drysdale brings this aggregation together into a unique ensemble of symphonic instrumentation. This is a fun but serious band whose volunteer members strive for Intonation, Tone Quality, Balance, Articulation and Dynamics. The band plays before large and small audiences in Southern Oregon and in Northern California and now operates as the Southern Oregon Concert Band,Inc., a non-profit group.
The books are sold separately.
BLUE BOOK - 1994 112 pages. 63 photos. Index. Serial numbered limited printing - $10.95
BROWN BOOK - 1998. 176 pages. 152 photos, Index. Serial numbered limited printing - $12.95
Who Were Its People?
carefully written non-emotional work"
In Central Oregon: Why Rajneeshpuram was founded, how it operated; successes as
major ecological, all encompassing no-waste innovative environmentally sensitive
Why it failed. Peak population nearly 20,000 had full "city"
services, bus, airport, now abandoned. Town and post office now
closed. Postal history section identifies now very rare postage marks. On a public road, anyone can visit Oregon's greatest ghost town. No other book offers this amazing documented history.
Biblio. Maps. Index. 125p.Hardback $24.95 - pbk. $12.95
And the U. S. Postal Service
All those people (up to 20,000), and their demand for mail. The
hassle to get a post office, its operations. Town and post office now closed. Postal history section identifies now very rare postmarks. Photos and maps of this once thriving metropolis. Here is unique recent Oregon history. 5½x8½ Biblio. Index. 78p.$9.95
Plea For the Indians
His Long Cry in the Wilderness for Indian Rights; Oregon's
First Civil Rights Advocate
John Beeson (1803-1889)
Introduction by Bert Webber MLS
Beeson witnessed brutality to Indians near Jacksonville, made
public speeches, wrote articles declaring Indians had a right to live.
Newspaper editor and clergy threatened him with tar-and-feathers but he escapes
in the middle of the night. Went to Washington, D.C., NY, spent his life
fighting for Indian rights. Reprint of his rare 1857 book provides Beeson's
words, what he did. Detailed intro by Bert Webber sets stage, provides insight
into this first civil-rights worker in Pacific Northwest. Only known
photo of Beeson; his signature. Beeson genealogy constructed by Anne Billeter,
Ph.D. Map. Biblio, Index. 5½x8½ 160p. $12.95
Lillian Baker Memorial Edition
American and Japanese
Relocation in World War II:
FACT, FICTION & FALLACY
Intro. by Karl Bendetsen
Award winning research author addresses countless troublesome
issues: It was military necessity, not racism, that forced the relocation of
Japanese from the West Coast of the United States. (Germans and Italians were
also moved.) This book pulls no punches. It's all here. Fully documented with
unretouched photos and original data from the National Archives. Also
reproduces the complete 1943 high school yearbook from Manzanar Relocation
Center showing the camp exactly as it was. A valuable resouce for anyone
studying this emotionally charged subject. 237p. 8½x11 Maps. Charts.
Glossary. Biblo. Index. $29.95
Learn More About the Relocation
Indians Along the Oregon Trail
The Tribes of Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho,
Oregon and Washington Identified
Bert Webber, MLS
Every tribe in these states that the Oregon Trail crosses is
listed with village locations, language groups, populations by tribes to 1989,
and all "also-known-as" names. Indexed. Historical essays on some
tribes. Major biblio. Major index. Here is the most recent encyclopedia on these
Indians. An irreplaceable resource for historians and writers.
208p. 5½x8½ pbk. Expanded Edition $17.95
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