Prior to settler arrival in the West, many distinct tribes lived in the vicinity of the Rogue River and relied on its waters. During our journey down the Rogue River, we will pass through the ancestral lands of the Tututni people, including Latgawa, Takelma, Shasta, and different subtribes of the Coquille, such as Mishikwutinetunne, Mishi-qute-me-tunne, Shasta Costa, Dakubetede, Tututni, Taltushtuntede (Tal-tuc-tun-te-de) and Yugweeche (Eu-qua-chees). Today, these, and numerous other Northwestern tribes are represented by the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde after being forced to relocate to one of these two reservations.
We would like to take a moment to recognize these communities and the significance of our travels through their territory. It is our hope, in doing so, to honor their legacies, their lives, and their descendants. Acknowledging the Indigenous communities whose lands we are visiting is the first step in raising awareness about our collective history, their cultures and the continued disenfranchisement of Indigenous populations today. To learn more about the importance of these acknowledgements, please visit our Territory Acknowledgement page. We encourage you to visit the links to each Tribe above to learn more about the people whose land you will be visiting.
Our Territory Acknowledgement efforts are an ongoing and evolving project. If you see any missing information, Tribe acknowledgements or otherwise, please do not hesitate to share this information with us so that we may continue updating these pages and be as comprehensive, accurate and inclusive as possible. Thank you.