Yesteryears -- April 15, 2016

04.14.2016 Dean Rhodes History

2011 – The annual Tribal Easter egg hunt fell on April 23. The latest Easter can fall is April 25, so it was a late Easter, but not the latest possible.

2006 – The National Park Service’s project “Corps of Discovery II: 200 Years to the Future” came to Grand Ronde. The project was named for the 1802-03 Lewis & Clark expedition originally called “Corps of Volunteers for Northwestern Discovery.”

2001 – Enrollment Committee members Nora Kimsey, Ila Dowd and Mabel Gaston stepped down, taking with them 58 years of experience on the committee. Gaston was the youngest retiree at 89 while both Dowd and Kimsey were 92. A going-away party was held to honor their years of service to the Tribe.

1996 – The first Housing Authority Board of Directors was appointed and included Brian Doke, David Foster, Tim Holmes, Julie Metcalf, Mel Holmes, Linda Hale and Bob Watson.

1991 – Exterior and interior drawings of what the future Tribal Community Center might look like were revealed. The Tribe had received a Community Development Block Grant to build the center in Grand Ronde.

1986 – Tribal Council was recruiting for members of the Powwow Committee since the previous committee had been dissolved. “The Council will appoint a small working committee and then ask for additional volunteers,” it was reported.


Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.