Representative Les AuCoin with representatives from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Reyn Leo and Kathryn Harrison

Title

Representative Les AuCoin with representatives from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Reyn Leo and Kathryn Harrison

Description

Representative Les AuCoin poses with Reyn Leo and Kathryn Harrison, both former chairs of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Council. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde includes over 30 tribes and bands from Oregon, California, and Washington. In the early 1850s, the United States forced these tribes off their lands, eventually establishing the Grand Ronde Reservation in Oregon in 1857. In 1954, Congress passed the Western Oregon Indian Termination Act, which ended federal recognition of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Beginning in the 1970s, tribal leaders began working to restore the tribe's federal status, lobbying Congress to first pass the Grand Ronde Restoration Act in 1983, which restored federal recognition, then the Grand Ronde Reservation Act in 1988, which reestablished a small reservation. Representative AuCoin worked with the tribe on both bills. This photo was taken in 2018, at a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the tribe's restoration. This is one of a collection of digitized objects from the Les AuCoin Papers (MS.147) at the Pacific University Archives. The original photo remains with the AuCoin family.

Date Created

2018

Subject

Federally recognized Indian tribes
Grand Ronde Indian Reservation (Or.)

Place

Oregon

Identifier

PUA_MS147_143

Rights

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Collection