Tribal offices will be closed on Friday, July 26th for an All Staff meeting.

Our Heritage

History and Culture

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz is a federally recognized confederation of over 30 bands, originating from Northern California to Southern Washington. Termination was imposed upon the Siletz by the United States government in 1955. In November of 1977, we were the first tribe in the state of Oregon and second in the United States to be fully restored to federal recognition. In 1992, our tribe achieved self governance, which allows us to compact directly with the US Government. This gives us control and accountability over our tribal programs and funding. We occupy and manage a 3,666 acre reservation located in Lincoln County, Oregon. We manage several resources, including water, timber and fish.

Artifacts and historical documents are stored and displayed at the Siletz Tribal Cultural Center. Our Cultural Resources Manager is Buddy Lane.

Our History

Read about the history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians up to 1940.

Photo Galleries

View both historic and modern photos relating to the Siletz Tribe.


View historical, reservation, modern and mitigation maps relating to the Siletz Tribe.


Learn more about the Athabaskan language, language program and links to study materials and lessons.


View information about the annual Nesika Illahee and Restoration Pow-Wows.

Tribal History Book

Request a copy of “The People are Dancing Again“, a history book written about the Siletz Tribe.

Healthy Traditions Project

Learn more about the Healthy Traditions project and other resources.

Skookum Tillicum

This video recounts the history of the Siletz Tribe from our point of view.

Contact Information

Siletz Tribal Community Center
402 Government Hill Rd
Siletz, Oregon 97380

The above email address is intended to be used by outside agencies or other Tribes contacting CTSI regarding consultation; protected sites; site disturbances; archeological permit approvals etc.

Cultural Resources Manager
Buddy Lane
Toll Free: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1230

History & Archeology Specialist
Peter Hatch

Language & Traditional Arts Instructor
Nick Viles
541-484-4234 ext. 1757

Cultural Education Manager
AJ Warren