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Our Heritage

History and Culture

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz is a federally recognized confederation of over 30 bands, originating from Northern California to Southern Washington. Termination was imposed upon the Siletz by the United States government in 1955. In November of 1977, we were the first tribe in the state of Oregon and second in the United States to be fully restored to federal recognition. In 1992, our tribe achieved self governance, which allows us to compact directly with the US Government. This gives us control and accountability over our tribal programs and funding. We occupy and manage a 3,666 acre reservation located in Lincoln County, Oregon. We manage several resources, including water, timber and fish.

Artifacts and historical documents are stored and displayed at the Siletz Tribal Cultural Center. Our Cultural Resources Director is Robert Kentta.

Our History

Read about the history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians up to 1940.

Photo Galleries

View both historic and modern photos relating to the Siletz Tribe.

Maps

View historical, reservation, modern and mitigation maps relating to the Siletz Tribe.

Language

Learn more about the Athabaskan language, language program and links to study materials and lessons.

Pow-Wow

View information about the annual Nesika Illahee and Restoration Pow-Wows.

Tribal History Book

Request a copy of “The People are Dancing Again“, a history book written about the Siletz Tribe.

Healthy Traditions Project

Learn more about the Healthy Traditions project and other resources.

Contact Information

Siletz Tribal Community Center
402 Government Hill Rd
Siletz, Oregon 97380

Cultural Resources Director
Robert Kentta
RobertK@ctsi.nsn.us
541-444-8244

Language & Traditional Arts Instructor
Nick Viles
NickV@ctsi.nsn.us
541-484-4234 ext. 1757

Cultural Education Director
Buddy Lane
541-444-8230
Toll Free: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1230