Quileute Indian Reservation

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The Quileute Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation for the Quileute people located in the southwestern of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The reservation is mouth of the Quillayute River on the Pacific coast.

The Quileute people settled onto the Quileute Indian Reservation after signing the Quinault Treaty in 1855. The reservation's main population center is the community of La Push, Washington. The 2000 census reported an official resident population of 371 people on the reservation, which has a land area of 4.061 km² (1.5678 sq mi, or 1,003.4 acres).

In 1966, James Island was removed from surrounding Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Department of the Interior, which returned to the Quileute when the island was discovered to be part of the Quileute Indian Reservation.[1]

The Quileute have their own government which consists of a tribal council with staggered terms. The current tribal council consists of: Carol Hatch (chair), Tony Foster (vice-chair), DeAnna Hobson (secretary), and Anna Rose Counsell (treasurer).

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  1. ^ Removed by Public Land Order 4095, September 19, 1966, according to Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Assessment, Chapter 1, page 1-8.

Coordinates: 47°54′23″N 124°37′30″W / 47.90639°N 124.62500°W / 47.90639; -124.62500