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Native American legends, Oregon people to know, and selected state symbols are all part of these resources designed to help younger students learn about the state. Pictured above are women's rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway; a student drawing of a coyote from an Indian legend; and the Western Meadowlark, Oregon's state bird.

Native American legends, Oregon people to know, and selected state symbols are all part of these resources designed to help younger students learn about the state. Pictured above are women's rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway; a student drawing of a coyote from an Indian legend; and the Western Meadowlark, Oregon's state bird.

These resources focus on legends, people, and symbols that have helped to make Oregon unique. They are adapted from "Learning About Oregon Symbols, Legends, and Facts," written by Marvin L. and Marjorie A. Covey in 1973 and produced by the Oregon Board of Education. While designed for younger students, they offer great information for all ages.

 

Native American Legends
Bridge of the Gods
Crater Lake
Willamette Falls

 

People to Know
Bush, George Washington - Black pioneer
Clark, William - Explorer
Douglas, David - Botanist
Duniway, Abigail Scott - Women's rights leader
Joseph, Chief, the Elder and the Younger - Native American leaders
Lee, Jason - Missionary
Lewis, Meriwether - Explorer
McLoughlin, John - Father of Oregon
Sacagawea - Native American explorer

 

Selected State Symbols
Animal - Beaver
Bird - Western Meadowlark
Fish - Chinook Salmon
Flag - Proudly it flies
Flower - Oregon Grape
Motto - She flies with her own wings
Rock - Thunder-egg
Seal - Oregon's signature
Song - "Oregon, My Oregon"
Tree - Douglas-fir

 

Related Sections
Oregon Almanac

State Symbols
Notable Oregonians Guide
Oregon History