Yesteryears -- June 1, 2014
2009 - The flag of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, as
well as the other eight federally recognized Tribes in Oregon, was
installed at the State Capitol in Salem during Tribal Government
Day. The Tribal flags were added to the Walk of Flags area.
2004 - The Tribe's Cultural Resources Department, in cooperation with the Mission Mill Association, collaborated on the reprinting of Dr. Harold Mackey's book "The Kalapuyans." The book was considered one of the most accessible resources for information and history on the Native peoples who lived in the Willamette Valley. The book had been out of print for 30 years.
1999 - Direlle Calica, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, became the second recipient of the Mark O. Hatfield Congressional Fellowship sponsored by Spirit Mountain Community Fund. "For us it's another feather in our cap for her to go to Washington, D.C., and have our concerns heard," said Tribal Council Chair Kathryn Harrison.
1994 - Tracy Olson was one of 10 minority journalists to have won scholarships to the 18th annual Investigative Reporters and Editors National Conference, which was held June 16-18 in St. Louis, Mo.
1989 - The Tribe held its first timber sale from the Reservation. The "Western Skies" sale sold for $379/mbf and was purchased by Hampton Lumber. The sale had a total value of approximately $1.3 million.
1984 - Diana and Ron Stogsdill were thanked for donating carpeting for the Depot Office and Penna Mobile Homes was thanked for its assistance in obtaining carpeting for the office.
Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.