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The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (CTGR) consists of twenty-seven Native American tribes with long historical ties to present-day Western Oregon between the western boundary of the Oregon Coast and the eastern boundary of the Cascade Range, and the northern boundary of southwestern Washington, and the southern boundary of Northern California. One of these tribes are the Chasta Indians, now known as Shasta Indians.
Alternate Names / Alternate Spellings: Chasta
The Shasta Indians are a Native American tribe who, prior to contact with Caucasian miners in the mid-1800s, were the prevalent population in northern California and southern Oregon.
The Shasta tribe is not a federally recognized tribe, though the Chasta of Oregon are part of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. Many former members of the Shasta tribe have since been inducted into the Karuk Tribe and Alturas Indian Rancheria. Current members are petitioning the government to again recognize their tribal status.
1854 Treaty With The Chasta, Etc.