Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway South Portal, OR
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N 43° 31.849 W 121° 51.738
10T E 591930 N 4820392
Sign at the south portal of the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Waymark Code: WM27K6
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/17/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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One of five signs at the south portal of the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. The other signs deal with the Scenic Byway (2), Wildlife, and Native Plants. The same five signs are also at the north portal.

Marker Name: Ceded Lands and Ancient Trade Routes
Marker Text: What are Ceded Lands? The treaty of 1855 created the present 640,000 acre Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation from 10 million acres of ancestral homelands turned over (ceded) to the United States. Much of central Oregon was once part of the original territories of the Wasco and Warm Springs Indian Tribes. The Treaty protects sacred sites and ensures access to ancestral lands to harvest fish and to gather roots, berries, plants, and other resources.

In the past, Klamath and other Great Basin Indians used the Klamath Trail as a travel route for trading with Columbia River Indians. This ancient trade route is now known as Highway 97. Annual gatherings brought together numerous tribes with diverse languages and cultures.

Throughout time, different tribal communities have made their home in central Oregon. Today, the Warm Springs community has three main tribes each with its own language and traditions. The Warm Springs speak lchishkiin, the Paiute speak Numu and the Wasco speak Kiksht. To perpetuate their culture, tribal elders are teaching young people their languages.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Klamath

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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