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Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has a proud history in Southern Oregon, with an ancestral territory that spanned from the Umpqua and Rogue River drainages to the north and south, and the Cascade and coastal mountain ranges to the east and west. Cow Creeks were traditionally seasonal people.

They spent summers in the mountains and winters in the valleys, gathering fish and lamprey, hunting wild game, and storing berries and other vegetation. Since time immemorial, they have experienced a deep connection with the land, water and bountiful natural resources that unite them and their homeland.

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In an 1853 treaty with the United States, the tribe relinquished rights to its homeland in exchange for a sum of $12,000 plus clothes, supplies, farming provisions and a small reservation at the base of Table Rock near Medford. That treaty was abandoned three years later after war ravaged regional tribes. Many tribal members were moved to the reservations of the Grand Ronde and Siletz tribes, or elsewhere across the Pacific Northwest.

After decades of tireless dedication and support from tribal members and the greater community, the tribe’s commitment to organize and be represented was finally fulfilled in 1992, when the U.S. government formally recognized the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. Its people finally had a voice and its culture began to heal.

Outline of Oregon with Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians tribal land displayed.

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Learn about the many attractions on and near tribal lands. Get inspired by the many opportunities for recreation, enhanced by the people who have tended these places for generations. Tribes are eager to welcome you to their homeland.

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