Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is the federally recognized tribe that controls the Colville Indian Reservation, which is located in northeastern Washington, United States. It is the government for its people.
The Confederate Tribes of the Colville Reservation consist of twelve individual tribes. Those tribes are:
In 1872, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation was formed by executive order under President Ulysses S. Grant for the purpose of occupying the Colville Reservation. It was a large area encompassing a wide variety of habitats and resources. Later the reservation was reduced, and some of the best lands were excluded, made available for settlement by European Americans.
Notable tribal members
- Joe Feddersen (b. 1953, Okanagan) sculptor, painter, photographer, and mixed-media artist
- Lawney Reyes (b. 1951, Sinixt), artist, author, activist
- Luana Reyes (1933–2001, Sinixt), health care activist and educator
- Bernie Whitebear (1937–2000, Sinixt), Native American rights activist
- Lucy Covington (1910-1982, Moses-Columbia) Native American Rights Activist
- Chief Moses (1829-1899, Moses-Columbia) Native American Chief
- "Demographics." Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. (retrieved 22 May 2011)
- "Lawney Reyes", Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- Green, Sara Jean. "Luana Reyes, 68, a leader in agency for Indian health", Seattle Times. 10 Nov 2001. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
- Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, official website
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