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Port Orford and Battle City Park: This plaque was dedicated in the memory of the "Dene Tsut Dah", the ancient people that first lived here and to the founders of this Oregon town. Sadly again, in 1850 the U.S. Congress passed what was called the Oregon Donation Land Act. It allowed white settlers to place claims on Indian land - without the Indian's consent. In 1851 Captain William Tichenor from the steamship "Sea Gull" landed with nine men in the first attempt to establish a white settlement. As you can imagine, war ensued. The white men escaped and returned with 70 well armed men and took the land from the Indians.