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11/21/08 - Grand Ronde tribe marks 25 years of return to recognition

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If Kathryn Harrison had one wish, many Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde elders who have passed on could see the nation today.

For nearly three decades after Congress' passage of the Western Oregon Indian Termination Act in 1954, there was no nation. Harrison, 84, recalls each tribal member receiving $35 and being told they no longer were a sovereign people.