In 1855, the SILETZ RESERVATION of OREGON covered over 1 million acres.
By 1954, when the Siletz Tribe was terminated, their reservation
consisted of a 36 acre tribal cemetary. Termination was disastrous for
the Siletz. For the first time, allotted Indian Lands were subject
to property taxes, few had the means to pay. By 1960, most of land had
passed out of Indian ownership. With no homeland, the Siletz scattered.
In the late 60's, Siletz leaders mobilised to regain their federal
relationship and to reverse the disasterous effects of termination.
With the help of the Native American Rights Fund, The Tribe was restored
it's federal status in 1977. The establishment of the 3,600 acre Siletz Reservation
in 1980 secured the landbase and resources necessary for the Tribe's
Many other tribes are now federally-recognized through the efforts of the
Native American Rights Fund.
*MENOMINEE TRIBE OF WISCONSIN*
*KICKAPOO INDIANS OF TEXAS*
*MASSACHUSETTS GAY HEAD WAMPANOG*
*PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE OF ARIZONA*
*LOUISIANA'S TUNICA-BILOXI TRIBE*
*NARRANGANSETT TRIBE OF RHODE ISLAND*
*POARCH CREEK TRIBE OF ALABAMA*
The Native American Rights Fund is the non-profit Indian Organization
devoting all of it's time to restoring the legal rights of the Indian People
guaranteed by exisiting laws and treaties..
You May Contact NARF at
Boulder, Colorado 80302