Coast Indian Reservation

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The Coast Indian Reservation is a former Indian reservation in the U.S. state of Oregon, established in 1855. It was gradually greatly reduced in size to become the present-day Siletz Reservation.


The Coast Reservation was established on November 9, 1855, by executive order for the coastal Indian tribes of Oregon.[1]

Original area[edit]

The original reservation's western boundary ran 105 miles along the Pacific Ocean from present-day Dunes City in the south to Cape Lookout in the north.[2] The eastern boundary was roughly the summit of the Central Oregon Coast Range.[3] The reservation comprised 1.1 million acres, or about one-third of the Oregon Coast.[2] The area encompassed most of present-day Lincoln County, much of western Lane County, and parts of Douglas, Benton, Yamhill, and Tillamook counties.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kent 1977, p.1
  2. ^ a b Wilkinson 2010, p.176
  3. ^ Kent 1977, p.2
  4. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 26, 32, 38, 44, 45. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  5. ^ "History of the Siletz". Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. p. 8. 


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