25th Restoration Celebration Pow Wow

Posted by OCVA / June 3, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pow Wow: 1st Grand Entry 1:00 p.m. 2nd Grand Entry at 6:30 p.m.
Native Craft Vendors
Salmon Bake Meal $15.00 per guest

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pow Wow: Grand Entry 12:00 p.m.
Native Craft Vendors
Ala Cart Meal Service Available

A Brief History of the Coquille Indian Tribe
The Coquille Indians lived and prospered in the southwest region of Oregon for centuries. With the arrival of the white man in the late 1700s, diseases such as smallpox, measles and plague decimated entire villages; then, in the 1850s, a new form of “fever” — the discovery of gold — led to an influx of settlers whose mining bespoiled the rivers and whose hostility toward the Native Americans caused destruction and murder in village after village.

Although a treaty negotiated in 1855 acknowledged Indian title to the Coquille lands, it was overlooked and never ratified when it reached Congress, and the Coquille were marched northward to the Coast Reservation, where overcrowding and disease took their toll. Over the years, many Coquille returned to their homelands and fought for acknowledgement of the treaty. By 1989, the Tribe was successfully restored to Federal recognition and Tribal sovereignty.

Learn more by visiting www.coquilletribe.org.

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