Yachats in Lincoln County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Central Oregon Coast Historic Site
The Indians were not allowed to practice traditional gathering and hunting and were forced to take up farming on ocean land, which resulted in frequent crop failures. In 1863 the Indian population was 521; ten years later the population had decreased to 343.
The tribes were rebuilding their lives when the area was opened to settlement in 1875, despite the desire of the Indians to remain on the Sub-Agency land. The remaining tribes were marched to the Siletz Agency or assimilated into the southern tribes. Some Coos and Lower Umpqua fled south, refugees in their own land.
(top right): Illustration from "The Alsi," a brochure produced by the USDA Forest Service.
(bottom): Alsea Sub-Agency after it was closed. Photo ca. 1880.
Erected by The Lincoln
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 44° 19.171′ N, 124° 6.1′ W. Marker is in Yachats, Oregon, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Chief Albert Drive, on the left when traveling south on King Street. Marker is by the Yachats Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1489 King Street, Yachats OR 97498, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Oregon Coast (approx. 0.7 miles away); Giant Spruce of Cape Perpetua (approx. 2.7 miles away); Elk Forage (approx. 5.2 miles away); Waldport (approx. 7.4 miles away); Seal Rock (approx. 12.3 miles away); Road Behind And Sea Beyond (approx. 12.7 miles away); A Battle With the Elements (approx. 12.7 miles away); Designed for Seafarer Safety (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yachats.
Also see . . . Alsea Subagency of Siletz Reservation. By David Lewis in the Oregon Historical Society's Oregon Encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.