Will Trump Terminate Tribal Reservations?

In the spring of 1954, the United States Congress was deliberating the termination of the western Oregon Tribes. Oregon Indian Agent E. Morgan Pryse sent numerous reports to the Secretary of the Interior, stating that the tribes, Grand Ronde, and Siletz, had not responded in approval to the termination bill (PL588) but “approved of termination in principle.” In fact, the tribe was mainly concerned that if they were terminated that they would not be able to collect the awards from pending Indian Claims cases and so they recommended that termination not proceed until the results of the cases are concluded. … Continue reading Will Trump Terminate Tribal Reservations?