Alsea Sub-Agency
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 19.175 W 124° 06.099
10T E 412151 N 4907959
History sign near Yachats Cemetery.
Waymark Code: WMR9GV
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 05/26/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign located on King Street south of the Yachats Cemetery.

Marker Name: Central Oregon Coast History Site — Alsea Sub-Agency

Marker Text: The Coast Reservation was established in 1855. Four years later, the Alsea Sub-Agency opened, and the Coos and Lower Umpqua were forcibly marched from Fort Umpqua to the Yachts River, a dangerous journey resulting in many deaths and injuries. Here they joined the Alsea and Siuslaw Indians.
The Indians were not allowed to practice traditional gathering and hunting and were forced to take up farming on ocarina land, which resulted in frequent crop failures. In 1863 the Indian population was 521; ten years later the population had decreased to 343.
The tribes were rebuilding their lives when the area was opened to settlement in 1875, despite the desire of the Indians to remain on the Sub-Agency land. The remaining tribes were marched to the Silitz Agency or assimilated into the southern tribes. Some Coos and Lower Umpqua fled south, refugees in their own land

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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