The Takelma

The Takelma (HM24J3)

Location: Gold Hill, OR 97525 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 27.408', W 123° 1.788'

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The world of the Takelma people could be viewed from Titanakh, Table Rocks. Of the two major groups of the Takelma, the Dagelma resided west from here, while the Latgawa extended to the east. These people gathered grass seed, acorns and camas; hunted elk and deer; and fished for salmon and trout. They traded and married with other tribal families living nearby.
"People shall spear salmon, they will go to get food, to one another will they go to get food; one another they will feed, and they shall not kill one another. In that way shall the world be, as long as the world goes on." Coyote (From a Takelma Legend)
In 1827 a Hudson's Bay Company party led by Peter Skene Ogden entered the Rogue Valley. Within a generation, settlers and miners occupied the valleys, clearing and plowing up the land. And miners dug up the streambanks for gold. The Takelma fought fiercely for their homeland, engaging in both diplomacy and warfare to save their way of life. It was from Table Rocks that Takelama people watched their ancestral world fall apart. The U.S. Army was called in and defeated the native peoples in 1856, and survivors were removed to the Grande Ronde and Siletz reservations in northwestern Oregon.
"If we could be even on the borders of our native land, where we could sometimes see

it, we would be satisfied."
Cholcultah, Takelma headman
Today, descendants of these people still keep a watchful eye on their homeland in the shadow of Titanakh.
HM NumberHM24J3
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Date Added Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 497549 N 4700496
Decimal Degrees42.45680000, -123.02980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.408', W 123° 1.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 24.48" N, 123° 1' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12987-13179 OR-234, Gold Hill OR 97525, US
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