In 1850, five Cayuse men were hanged in Oregon City for the death of a missionary — despite asserting their innocence. The University of Oregon recently hosted a class that narrowed down the burial sites of the five men.
Nearly 150 years ago, the Wallowa Band of the Nez Perce people were exiled. For three decades, they’ve held the Tamkaliks Celebration to commemorate their return. Now, after missing two years due to COVID-19, the gathering has resumed.
Amid drastic declines in Chinook salmon in the Coquille River watershed, the Coquille Indian Tribe last year began pushing the state for more authority in managing natural resources in southwest Oregon, culminating in a state commission approving an agreement on June 17.
Members of Oregon's nine federally recognized Native American tribes can use the money for tuition as well as housing, books, transportation and other expenses at eligible colleges anduniversities in the state.