Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

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Three women photographed on the Warm Springs reservation in 1902.

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is a federally recognized confederation of Native American tribes who currently live on and govern the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of Oregon.

Tribes[edit]

The confederation consists of three tribes of the Pacific Northwest:

History[edit]

The Confederated Tribes adopted a constitution in 1938, after the construction of Bonneville Dam flooded the major fishing site at Cascades Rapids. Upon receiving a $4 million settlement in compensation for the 1957 flooding of Celilo Falls by the construction of The Dalles Dam, the Tribes used part of the sum to build the Kah-Nee-Ta resort, which opened in 1964.[1]

In 2001, members of the Confederated Tribes persuaded the Oregon Legislative Assembly to pass a bill mandating that the word squaw be changed in numerous place names.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Oregon Story". Oregon Public Broadcasting. 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  2. ^ Sanders, Eli (December 11, 2004). "Renaming 'Squaw' Sites Proves Touchy in Oregon". The New York Times. 

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