Grand Ronde Confederacy



Member tribes
Tribe Language Language Phylum
Atfalati Kalapuyan Macro-penutian
Cathlapotle Upper Chinookan Macro-Penutian
Chasta Costa Tolowa-Galice Na-Dene
Clackamas Upper Chinookan Macro-Penutian
Clatsom Lower Chinookan Macro-Penutian
Clowewalla Upper Chinookan Macro-Penutian
Dakubetede Tolowa-Galice Na-Dene
Kalapuya Kalapuyan Macro-Penutian
Molalla Cayuse Macro-Penutian
Multnomah Upper Chinookan Macro-Chinookan
Nestucca Tillamook Mosan
Takelma Takelman Macro-penutian
Tillamook Tillamook Mosan
Upper Umpqua Tolowa-Galice Na-Dene
Macro-Culture: Northwestern
     The Grand Ronde reservation was was established by treaty in 1854 and 1855 and by an Executive Order in 1857.  As a result, more than 20 separate tribes confederated and moved on to the 33,000 acre reservation.  The General Allotment Act of 1887 terminated the reservation until a 25,791 acres were sold off in 1901.  The tribe purchased acreage in 1936, but that reservation fell victim to the Termination Act of 1954.  The reservation was reinstated with the signing of the Grand Ronde Restoration Act with 9,811 acres of the original reservation regained in 1988 when the bill was signed by Ronald Reagan.
Aboriginal Locations
Oregon Present Locations
OR  Grande Ronde Reservation, Grande Ronde
Year History
1857 Oregon Grand Ronde Reservation established, 60,000 acres
1875 Clatsop moved to Grand Ronde Reservation
1887 General Allotment Act terminated reservation, 33,000 transferred to individual tribe members
1901 US Inspector James McLaughlin declared 25,791 acres surplus and sold it for $1.16 per acre
1936 Indian Reorganization Act, land purchased for tribe
1954 Termination Act, reservation once again terminated the reservation, population landless for 29 years
1974 Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde established 
1983 Grand Ronde Restoration Act passed
1988 Ronald Reagan signed act restoring 9,811 acres to the reservation
Year U.S. Population Source
1700 0 NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 1,000 NAHDB calculation
1983 1,044 BIA
2000 4,926 Census
2000 5,000 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Grand Ronde Sites:
Buried Treasure:  Archeologists ...
Capitalizing the Chinook
Chinook Artifacts Found
Chinook Authors
Chinook Book
Chinook Dictionary, Catechism, Prayers, and Hymns
Chinook Indian
Chinook Indian Hat
Chinook Indians
Chinook Indians
Chinook Linguistic Lineage
Chinook Literature
Chinook Literature
Chinook Nation
Chinook Native Americans
Chinook Texts
Chinook Tribe  Student Project
Chinook Tribes
Chinook Wawa Language
Clackamas People
Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde
Dictionary of Chinook Jargon
Dictionary of Chinook Jargon
Lower Chinookan Language
Northwest: Chinookan Culture and Ethnobotany
Northwest: Oregon Culture and Ethnobotany
Northwest Plateau Culture and Ethnobotany
Once Dying Chinook Language ...
US Recognizes Chinook Tribe

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