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Professor Stephen Dow Beckham

Professor Beckham is the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College. He has been involved in he life of the Law School for many years, most recently as the lead instructor the Indian Law Summer Program’s field-based seminar. Educated at the University of Oregon, UCLA and Oxford University, Professor Beckham has taught college students for the past 38 years. He is a contributing author to Volumes 4, 7, and 12 of the Handbook of North American Indians (Smithsonian Institution), is the author of Requiem for a People (1971), The Indians of Western Oregon (1977), and numerous other books and monographs. He has served as an expert witness in Indian land claims, hydropower, and fishing rights litigation and has also worked as a witness in state assertions of its “navigation servitude.” Professor Beckham received the Honorary Alumnus Award from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2001.

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