Descendants of treaty signer back on rolls of Grand Ronde Tribes
A dispute that helped draw nationwide attention to the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country has resulted in victory for the descendants of a treaty signer.
With little fanfare, the descendants of Chief Tumulth rejoined the rolls of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde on Monday. The move comes after years of litigation that sparked deep divisions within the Oregon tribe and drew negative attention to its leadership.
"WE BELONG! We have finally been restored to FULL tribal citizens!" the descendants wrote on Facebook on Tuesday after learning of the reinstatement decision.