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Illustration of Umpqua girl courtesy MSCUA, University of Washington Libraries, NA4006
Umpqua Indians

First Noted by Expedition
While wintering at Fort Clatsop, November 1805 to March 1806

The Umpqua lived in what today is southwestern Oregon, between the western slopes of the Cascade Range and the Pacific coast.

Generally peaceful, the Umpqua were caught up in the nearby Rogue River War during the 1850s. This war centered on the influx of miners to the region after the discovery of gold in the Rogue River Valley. In 1856, the U.S. Army marched the Umpqua some 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest to Grand Ronde Reservation, which their descendants inhabit today.

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