Researching Project

Beginning of my research for the Coos Indian project. I am reading two books I purchased at the Coos History Museum: Ethnobotany of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians by Patricia Whereat Phillips, and She’s Tricky Like Coyote by Lionel Youst. The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Website has a bit of information too. Just the beginning.

I also serendipitously read an article, “Treasure Hunt,” in April’s The Writer magazine. It instructs how to access the Library of Congress, National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and others for resources. I would not have thought to even use these resources. This will prove to be an education in and of itself.

I am leaning heavily in approaching this from a series of related flash fiction stories.


and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5:5 NASB