Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Address: 201 Swan Ave SE, PO Box 549, Siletz 97380
Restoration Date: November 18, 1977
Number of Members: 4,677
Land Base Acreage: 15,204 acres
Number of people employed by the Tribes: 1,069
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians owns and operates the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. The Siletz Tribal Business Corporation manages several tribal businesses, including Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort; Logan Road RV Park; Imprints Print Shop; The tribe also owns and leases office space in Eugene, Salem and Portland.
Points of interest
Chinook Winds Casino and Resort including an ocean-front hotel, restaurants, childcare and arcade, and 18-hole golf course in Lincoln City; Nesika Illahee Pow Wow each August; and the Tribes’ Restoration Pow Wow each November.
History and culture
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians is a diverse confederation of 27 Western Oregon, Northern California and Southern Washington bands. A 1.1 million acre reservation was established by President Franklin Pierce on November 9, 1855, fulfilling the stipulations of eight treaties. Over time, reservation lands were drastically reduced and the CTSI were terminated as a tribe in 1954. In 1977, the CTSI was the second tribe in the nation to achieve restoration. In 1980, some reservation lands were reestablished. In spite of mistreatment and displacement, the CTSI continues work to recover as much as possible of what was lost.
Since 1980, the Tribe has increased its land base to 15, 204 acres of timberland and land for cultural preservation, housing, operations, economic purposes, wildlife habitat enhancement and 3666 acres of reservation land in Lincoln County. The tribe provides homes for nearly 150 members and their families, and over 1,000 jobs.
Tribal Chief Judge Calvin E. Gantenbein, PO Box 549, Siletz 97380, 541-444-8228
Delores Pigsley, Chairman (2013); Alfred ‘Bud’ Lane III, Vice-Chairman (2013); Jessie Davis, Treasurer (2015); Tina Retasket, Secretary (2014); Members Lillie Butler (2013), Loraine Butler (2014), Reggie Butler Sr. (2015), Robert Kentta (2014) and Sharon Edenfield (2015)