Shasta Indian Nation

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Various Spellings: Shasta, Chasta

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Official Website of the Shasta Indian Nation

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1820-1830: fur trappers encounter the tribe

1850-1857: Tribe involved in the Rogue River Indian Wars

1851: treaty signed by thirteen chiefs and Commissioner Redick McKee

1853: Rouge River Treaty established a reservation in Oregon

1854:Chasta Costa Treaty; California Shasta lost their land

1856: Removeal to Grande Ronde reservation and Siletz reservation both in Oregon

1864: Klamath Treaty; Shasta of California lost their land and were moved to Klamath River Reservation

1887: General Allotment Act

1939: some of tribe move to Quartz Valley Reservation

1984: Shasta Nation applies for federal recognition

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Shasta tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods.

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Grande Ronde Reservation

Quartz Valley Reservation

Siletz Reservation

Records[edit | edit source]

Correspondence and Census

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence M 234 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Post-1885 Census M595 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Shasta Roseburg Agency, 1912-18 San Francisco - - 446 -

Treaty

  • 1854 November 18, with Quilsieton and Nanelton bands

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

Official Website of the Shasta Indian Nation

Wikipedia article on the Shasta (Chasta) Indians

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]