Introduction

We, the members of the Confederated Tribes of Lower Rogue (“CTLR”), are the descendants of the Chetco and Tututni Indians who traditionally occupied the Lower Rogue River valley in southwestern Oregon. Today, CTLR is composed of approximately 150 lineal descendants of the resilient Chetco and Tututni Indian who survived in their homeland when the U.S. forcibly removed most southern Oregon coast Indians to reservations in the mid-1850s.