Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI)

waters of Coos Bay
Sand dunes across Coos Bay. Coos County.​(Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20050912-0755​​)


Address: 1245 Fulton Ave., Coos Bay 97420
Phone: 541-888-9577, 888-280-0726


Restoration Date: October 17, 1984
Number of Members: 1,314
Land Base Acreage: 15,313 acres of the 1.9 million acres of ancestral lands​
Number of people employed by the Tribes: 562


Three Rivers Casino & Hotel, Three Rivers Casino-Coos Bay, Ocean Dunes Golf Course, Restorative Economy

Points of Interest

Three Rivers Casino-Coos Bay; Ocean Dunes Golf Course; Tribal Hall in Coos Bay; Laqauwiiyatas Gallery. The Tribe’s Ancestral lands covers the Siuslaw Watershed, the Lower Umpqua Watershed and the Coos Watershed. Within this large area of lands and waters the tribes hold traditional activities, ceremonies, most of which are only open to Tribal Citizens but much of these lands and waters are open to visitors 

History and Culture

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Map
The people of the miluk (Coos), hanis, (Coos), quuiich (Lower Umpqua) and sha’yuushtl’a (Siuslaw) Tribes have lived on the central to southern Oregon coast and inland along the rivers they belonged to, since time immemorial. These rivers today are called the Siuslaw River, the Umpqua River and the Coos River, which take their linguistic heritage from the tribes. The tribes’ ancestors worked to manage and steward the lands in a way that provided sustainable resources for future generations; they practiced a culture of abundance. This way of living was severely disrupted due to the exposure of European diseases, the removal of the people from their lands for Euro-American settlement, the boarding school era and the Western Oregon Termination Act of 1954. Despite all of this, the peoples’ resiliency and hard work ethic regained them Federal Recognition as a sovereign nation in 1984. Since this time , CTCLUSI has rebuilt its culture of abundance by once again practicing the culture of their lands and waters: actively gathering and propagating first foods, weaving, carving and canoeing. They utilize the lessons from their ancestors, their elders and their culture to work with federal, tribal, state and local partners on restoration efforts within their ancestral lands and waters to bring back the abundance that was once here for everyone.

Tribal Court

Tribal Judge J. D. ​Williams, 1245 Fulton Ave., Coos Bay 97420; 541-888-9577

Tribal Council

Chair Brad Kneaper (2026), Vice-Chair Julie Siestreem (2023), Doug Barrett (2026), Enna Helms (2023), Teresa Spangler (2026) and Iliana Montiel (2023)