Revisit: COCKSTOCK AFFAIR (1844)

The Cockstock Affair is argued to be the justification that white settlers used to install Oregon’s exclusion laws against African Americans in the 1840s. As the details of the Affair have been widely debated, there are different ways of interpreting the events, causes, and outcomes. That being said, the Affair is significant in understanding how whites, Natives, and blacks interacted in United States territories. Continue reading Revisit: COCKSTOCK AFFAIR (1844)