Coquille Tribe celebrates federal restoration
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon celebrated 20 years of restoration to federal recognition over the weekend.

Tribal members gathered in Bandon for a salmon bake, exhibits and cultural demonstrations. "We're our own entity, our own tribe again," Chairman Ed Metcalf told The Coos Bay World. "Our elders and all the people who struggled over the years ... and all the sacrifices they made, all makes it worthwhile."

The tribe was terminated in 1945 and was restored to recognition through an act of Congress in 1989.

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