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Bibliography of Books and Articles on Subjects Related to the CTSI

Until recently, there was a general lack of accurate, comprehensive and readily available resources on the history, culture and lifeways of the members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and their ancestors. All, or nearly all of the past writing on western...

The Teens to 1940

The 1910s began with the before mentioned financial & political pressures mounting, but our people still found time to celebrate. There were annual Siletz Indian Fairs, at hop picking time – there were always fiddle dances, if not feather dances. The people were...

The Years 1893-1912

As soon as the 1892 agreement was signed, an effort to split the western part of Benton County off, to form a new county, went into overdrive. The result of that effort was that within 4 months, Lincoln County was established. Ever since non-Indians had moved into the...

The 1892 “Surplus Lands” “Agreement”

As stated in the previous page, allotment was both boon and bane to our people for various reasons. Federal policy was directed at de-Indian-izing our people. The allotment policy was an important part of that process, because it meant the breaking up of communal...

The Siletz Allotments in 1891-1892

 Some of the treaties of our Siletz people mentioned that parcels of land (allotments) could be assigned to individual tribal members, and there was some early, informal allotting of lands to tribal members here at Siletz. George Harney, Henry Davenport, Alex Ross and...