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Siletz, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Population (2000): 1133
Housing Units (2000): 468
Land area (2000): 0.629673 sq. miles (1.630845 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.629673 sq. miles (1.630845 sq. km)
FIPS code: 67500
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 44.721812 N, 123.916316 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97380
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Siletz, OR
Siletz (disambiguation)

The Siletz are a nearly extinct tribe of Native Americans from Oregon. Siletz may also refer to:

  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, a federally recognized tribal entity from the U.S. state of Oregon.

:* Siletz Reservation, an Indian reservation in Oregon, home to the Confederated Tribes of Siletz

  • Siletz Bay, a body of water in Oregon.
  • Siletz, Oregon, a city in Oregon.
  • Siletz River, a river in Oregon.
  • Siletz River Volcanics, a formation of Eocene volcanic deposits on the Oregon coast.
    • Siletz terrane, a geological crustal block incorporating the Siletz River Volcanics, part of Siletzia, a voluminous province of volcanic deposits ranging from Northern California to Vancouver Island.

The Siletz are a Native American tribe from Oregon and an Indigenous people of the Northwest Plateau. Today they are enrolled in the federally recognized Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon.

Traditionally, they were a Salishan-speaking group, who inhabited an area along the central coast of Oregon near the Siletz River until the middle of the 19th century. The tribe was the southernmost group of the larger Coast Salish culture, which was centered near the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound in British Columbia and Washington.

The Siletz were closely related in language and culture to the Tillamook tribe to their north along the Oregon Coast. During or after the Rogue River Wars of 1855–1856, members of the tribe were moved to the Coast Indian Reservation, later called the Siletz Reservation, which was home to over 20 other tribes.

Usage examples of "siletz".

A Yakonan tribe from Western Oregon, their numbers dwindled until they merged with the Siletz tribe, which since became extinct, as well as other groups, inside which their cultural identity was lost.