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The Amanda Story: A Coos Woman's March Up The Oregon Coast

In the 1850s, the U.S. government signed treaties with most of the Indian tribes in western Oregon. And soon after, American soldiers moved nearly all of those tribal people to one of two places, the Grand Ronde reservation or the Siletz or Coast reservation.  

At least 500 Indians were held at the Siletz "Alsea Sub-Agency," where the town of Yachats, Oregon, now stands. At least half them died in the first few years, largely from starvation. 

It's something the native people here have never forgotten.