Grand Ronde in Polk County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation
In 1856, the U.S. Government created the Grand Ronde Reservation, and in the winter of 1857, federal troops forced the native people to leave their aboriginal lands and march to the reservation.
The Grand Ronde reservation, originally 70,000 acres, was later divided into individual parcels for the Indians, and “surplus” land was sold to non-Indians. In 1954, the Grand Ronde Tribe was “terminated,í and all but 7 1/2 acres of the Tribeís land was sold. Termination meant the U.S. Government no longer recognized the Tribe or its people as Indians.
In 1983, after a prolonged and dedicated effort by tribal members and their supporters, the U.S. Government restored the Tribe to federal recognition. In 1988 Congress re-established a 9,811 acre reservation in the mountains north of Grand Ronde. The Tribe has since acquired additional land, built a community center, and developed education, health care, and
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
Location. 45° 3.534′ N, 123° 36.696′ W. Marker is in Grand Ronde, Oregon, in Polk County. Marker is on Oregon Route 18 near Grand Ronde Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28459 Oregon Highway 18, Grand Ronde OR 97347, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cross-Cultural Convenience Store (approx. 2.1 miles away); We Greet Settlement ... ... With Reservations (approx. 2.1 miles away); Policing or Protecting? (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.