Coast Indian Reservation
The Coast Indian Reservation is a former Indian reservation in the U.S. state of Oregon, established in 1855. It was gradually reduced in size and in the 21st century is known as the present-day Siletz Reservation.
The Coast Reservation was established on November 9, 1855, by executive order for the coastal Indian tribes of Oregon. It was intended for removal of tribes involved in the Rogue River Wars from southern Oregon, as well as for small struggling tribes whose land the federal government wanted to take over for European-American settlement.
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. The eastern boundary was roughly the summit of the Central Oregon Coast Range. The reservation comprised 1.1 million acres, or about one-third of the Oregon Coast. The area encompassed most of present-day Lincoln County, much of western Lane County, and parts of Douglas, Benton, Yamhill, and Tillamook counties.
- Kent, William Eugene (1977) . The Siletz Indian Reservation 1855–1900 (Master of Science in Teaching in History, Portland State University). Newport, Oregon: Lincoln County Historical Society. OCLC 5948865.
- Wilkinson, Charles (2010). The People Are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-99066-8.