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Native American Tribes of Oregon

Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas! You have reached the Native Americans State by State section of our website, a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Oregon tribe, or scroll below the map for Oregon Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages of Oregon. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!

American Indians in Oregon

The original inhabitants of the area that is now Oregon included:


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*The Alsea tribe
*The Cayuse tribe
*The Chetco tribe
*The Chinook tribe
*The Clatskanie tribe
*The Coos tribe
*The Galice and Applegate tribes
*The Kalapuya tribe
*The Klamath and Modoc tribes
*The Molala tribe
*The Nez Perce tribe
*The Paiute tribe
*The Shasta tribe
*The Siuslaw tribe
*The Takelma tribe
*The Tillamook tribe
*The Tolowa tribe
*The Tututni and Coquille tribes
*The Umatilla tribe
*The Umpqua tribe
*The Walla Walla tribe
*The Wasco and Wishram tribes

There are nine federally recognized Indian tribes in Oregon today.

Here are the addresses of Oregon's Indian reservations:

*Burns Paiute Tribe:
100 Pasigo St, HC-71
Burns, OR 97720

*Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Suislaw Indians:
455 South 4th St
Coos Bay, OR 97420

*Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde:
9615 Grand Ronde Rd
Grande Ronde, OR 97347

*Confederated Tribes of Siletz:
PO Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

*Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation:
PO Box 638
Pendleton, OR 97801

*Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
1233 Veterans St.
Warm Springs, OR 97761

*Coquille Indian Tribe:
PO Box 1435
Coos Bay, OR 97420

*Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians:
2400 Stewart Parkway #300
Roseburg, OR 97470

*Klamath Tribe:
PO Box 436
Chiloquin, OR 97624

Teaching and learning activities about Oregon Indians:

Feel free to print these out for classroom use!

*Oregon Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Oregon's Indian tribes.
*Oregon Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Oregon languages.
*Oregon Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Oregon animals.
*Oregon Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Oregon.
    We currently have pages for the Nez Perce and Chinook tribes.

Recommended books about Oregon Native Americans:

*The First Oregonians: Excellent history of Oregon's Native American tribes.
*Wiyaxayxt/Wiyaakaa'awn/As Days Go By: History of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
*Oregon Indians: Voices From Two Centuries: Interesting collection of essays and historical documents by and about Oregon Indians.
*People Of The River: Native Arts Of The Oregon Territory: Book on Oregon Native American artwork
*The Sandal and The Cave: The Indians Of Oregon: Book on the the prehistoric native people of Oregon.
*Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country: Collection of Oregon Indian folklore and traditional stories.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Oregon state:

*Tamástslikt Cultural Institute:
    Native Oregon museum and cultural preservation organization.
*Oregon Indian Tribes:
    Historical profiles of the American Indian tribes native to Oregon.
*A Place Called Oregon: Native American Index:
    Database of historical documents related to the Indian tribes of Oregon.



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