CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE
COOS, LOWER UMPQUA AND SIUSLAW INDIANS
While the history of the northwest natives goes back at least eight millennia, first contact with Europeans began in the late 1700s when the welcoming people rowed out to the ships and traded meat for goods. By 1836, trade had reached such a level that the Hudson Bay Company established Fort Umpqua.
Federal expansionist policies, with their failed treaties and broken promises, forced the tribes to continually move between 1856 and 1876 with only the Siuslaw river offering a haven of untouched land. But, even that land was taken by settlers in 1876.
In 1916, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians was formed and began to wage a legal battle that was not settled until 1984 when they gained federal recognition and the restoration of some lands.
Since that time, tribal members have worked tirelessly to improve the social and educational status of their people and one of their main enterprises is Three Rivers Casino & Hotel.
Sitting on a 100-acre site and nestled in rolling sand dunes on the pristine Oregon coast, Three Rivers Casino & Hotel offers a great escape in spectacular surroundings. With the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop and the wonderful town of Florence at its doorstep, a trip to Three Rivers Casino & Hotel ensures their guests will return. Three Rivers Casino offers the most progressive and widest variety of slots, the most diverse choices in food, the highest level of entertainment and the most relaxing accommodations on the Oregon coast.
Opened in 2004 as a casino-only facility, their success soon enabled the Confederated Tribes to expand the casino and open an adjoining hotel in 2007. Now, Three Rivers Casino & Hotel not only provides resources and opportunities for tribal members but, has become a pillar of community support in the Florence region.
In addition to providing local jobs (the facility is one of the area’s largest employers) Three Rivers has developed programs such as Community Cash which rewards residents and tourists for shopping locally, sponsors arts programs for professional theatre as well as children’s plays and programs and donates to dozens of local and regional non-profit organizations.
Their ability to do this is a result of their continued success, which has been achieved by providing an exceptional guest experience. A recipient of the Blue Heron Hospitality Award for commitment to outstanding guest service, Three Rivers has also received a number of awards for its food and entertainment offerings.
Three Rivers takes great pride in the local community and works hard with other businesses and organizations to promote Florence as a destination. With top-rated golf, fishing, hiking, dining and more, Florence is filled with activities for visitors and residents of all ages. It is also known as one of the best places in the country to retire.
With pride and purpose, commitment and concern, The Confederated Tribes and Three Rivers Casino & Hotel will continue to provide their tribal members and their community an opportunity to showcase the many wonders of the land they fought so hard to preserve and are so willing to share.