About Us

The Chetco Historical Memorial Project is a 501 © (3) organization which was established in 2009 by a group of Chetco Indian descendants. All board members are private citizens who are committed to volunteering their time and energy to this worthy project. The consensus of the group was that there is a near-absence of history in the Brookings-Harbor area about the Chetco Indian people, the earliest known inhabitants of the Chetco River Valley. 


The goal of the Chetco Historical Memorial Project is to design and construct an historical marker to commemorate the history of the Chetco Indian people. In 2009 this group secured an almost one-half acre plot of land, dedicated in perpetuity to the memorial. This donated property sits directly atop the remains of a Chetco Indian Village site, located near the mouth of the Chetco River. Oregon residents value the places that reflect their community's history, and preserving this site restores value to our community.