Federal Recognition of the Coquille Indian Tribe
In 1954 the Coquille Indian Tribe along with many other Oregon Indian Tribes has there rights terminated by President Dwight Eisenhower, which went into effect immediately. In there fight to restore there rights the Coquille Indians were required to establish not only a tribal council, but an adoption of a tribal constitution. But also except federal dollars for funding of new tribes. On June 28th, 1989 the Coquille Indian Restoration Act(103 Stat. 91) finally restored the federal recognition of the Coquille Indian Tribe. On September 13th, 1991 the Coquille Indian Tribe adopted a Tribal Constitution consisting of legislative, executive, and judicial branch and provided ordinances, charters and committees.