The Rogue Valley Pioneer Who Fought FOR Native Rights

Apr 27, 2017

John Beeson benefitted from the removal of Native Americans from the Rogue Valley, like many white settlers in the mid-19th century. 

Credit Jan Wright

What he did next makes him a bit different: Beeson took up a second career as an advocate for Native Americans, leaving his Talent farm and family behind to push for better treatment for indigenous people. 

Historian Jan Wright is working on a book about Beeson and trying to crowdfund it

She joins us to talk about a man who pushed for equality in a time when it was not a popular concept, to say the least.