Things in black are historical events. Things in purple are fictional canon events.

  • 1700:
    • January 26: This was the night of the last great Cascadia earthquake that rocked the ground for 5 minutes or more beginning at about 9:00 PM. Camps and villages near the where the earthquake started would have awakened to the vibrations of the "P'' or primary compressive waves followed 10s of seconds later by truly strong shaking from the "S" (secondary or shear) waves. Tribes more distant from the onset would experience the ground shaking becoming more violent over time as the Cascadia fault unzipped in their direction. Unknown to the people who scrambled to help their children and neighbors, a column of water, having been thrust up by the sea floor in the earthquake had collapsed into a tsunami wave train now headed for the coast. No one knows how many lives were lost that night, certainly hundreds, possibly thousands. Over one hundred died in Japan from the "orphan tsunami" that eventually hit their coast without warning about 9.5 hours later. The stories of the survivors, passed generation to generation through oral traditions, remain as powerful and relevant reminders to us who await the next great Cascadia earthquake.
  • 1792: Ships began arriving at the South Oregon Coast mostly to do with the fur trade.
    • The American Ship, Columbia, anchored offshore from the Umpqua River, it was visited by Natives paddling Canoes laden with goods for trade.
    • The British Ship, Jenny of the Hudson Bay Trading Co. entered the mouth of Umpqua River and spent some days trading with the "numerous" and "savage disposition" natives.
    • Horace Walker and several other Hudson Bay employees were left by the Jenny in order to establish relationships and trading agreements and routes. Horace discovered an amazingly friendly and helpful Miluk village lead by K’inwis Yattluhs (Lazy Coyote) and their Medicine Man, Hwildii Maktlh (Hopping Crow). Horace married Hopping Crow's daughter and settled in a small log cabin.
  • 1828: The Lower Umpqua tribe massacred the party of the famous pioneer Jebediah Smith. Despite this occurrence, early Native-White relations in the area were generally peaceful.
  • 1830: By this time European and American fur traders had established contacts and routes.
  • 1847: The Rocklin Family arrive in Mith-Ih-Kwuh Valley with documents showing that the Clancy Rocklin was the legal owner of a considerable portion of the land in the valley — a deal negotiated with the government back east. This led to a number of disputes, and the Walker family sent for a land assessor and a judge to come to clear things up. In the end, the law sided with the Rocklins on all accounts except two. The judge declared that the initial contract between Horace Walker and the Miluk predated the Rocklin deeds, and therefore the Miluk and Walker lands were to be considered legal claims. However, since that agreement had no specific provisions for the rest of the land, it was considered the holding of Clancy Rocklin. Horace Walker Jr. was less than pleased, despite having his own land saved, and this would prove to be just the first of a great many incidents in the Rocklin-Walker Feud.
  • 1850s: When there was an influx of American miners and settlers, tensions between the locals and natives and the new settlers and immigrants increased.
    • October: The Kate Heath came into Coos Bay bringing a boatload of immigrants. They traded with the natives for hundreds of pounds worth of dried elk.
  • July 31, 1854: Congress approved the Indian Appropriations Act. Joel Palmer, the superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon decided on a stretch of coastline that didn't have gold or good farmland, hence desired by whites, to turn into the reservation for most of the southwestern natives.
  • 1855: In the summer, A treaty concluded with most of the Oregon Coastal peoples. However, Senate action on the treaty was delayed, in part due to the outbreak of hostilities mentioned below. The Treaty was never ratified.
    • Later that same Summer is when Abigail Rocklin and Edgar Walker were attacked and Edgar was violently murdered by the Lestranges.
  • 1855 - 1856: Even though the natives of Mythic Wood and Coos Bay and further north were not the ones participating in much hostility against the Whites, the Lower Coquille tribes caused a war that engulfed Southwestern Oregon and affected even the peaceful natives of the area badly.
    • It was during this time of war that there was a lot of deaths in the upper hierarchies of the villages. One by one chiefs either died or were murdered by either the whites or natives that did not agree with a chief's politics with the whites. Be it the chief was friendly or hostile towards them. The lethality of the position took the shine off of it for any successor and the whites pretty much decided that they would only acknowledge the only (at that time) still living Chief of the village that would later become North Bend, as the only official chief. So while there were still chiefs of villages, the whites only viewed the chief of the [North Bend] village as being the one with diplomatic power to make policy with them for the Coosan area.
  • 1856: Thanks in part to the white settlers of Mythic Wood, who protected the Native's right to live in their valley, the rest of the natives of the Coos Bay Coosans tribes were removed to the lower Umpqua River at Fort Umpqua. The Lower Coquilles were taken along with other defeated Southern Oregon Hostiles, to Siletz Agency on the newly created Coast Reservation.
    • In the horrible conditions at Fort Umpqua the natives faced near extinction as disease and starvation killed most of the population. It was difficult for the medicine men and women of the locals to combat the foreign diseases they never faced before. Luckily the Mythic Wood tribe was protected by loyal settlers and also the natural seclusion of the valley so they did not suffer the herding of natives that happened in the bay area. On top of all the natural and human benefits, there was one particular medicine woman, Samantha Stargazer, who was able to cure and protect the natives and settlers alike in the valley. She is a town legend and her birthday, March 13th is celebrated as a local holiday.
    • William Harris and fifteen volunteers from Coos Bay went down to Gold Beach to fight the hostiles there. When they returned home they forcibly "encouraged" the natives of the bay area to gather at a sand spit about a mile below what is now Empire. As the villages were emptied, the dugout houses were burned along with the baskets, canoes, and other property. Despite this, the local natives still were very friendly towards the whites.
    • While the natives were at the sand spit they were given names by the volunteers. Jackson, Dick, Matilda, Taylor, Bob, John, George, Annie, Charley, Stephen, Fannie, Pete, Joe, Sam, Lottie, Johnson, Jack, "Kiss-My-Arse" (they were getting "creative" towards the end of the line) these among others were some names given and retained. The natives were very accepting of these names because in their naming tradition receiving nicknames was a part of their culture. It was very normal for a native to go through several names in their lifetime. Retaining only one sacred secret name from birth.
  • 1860: All the tribes but those still protected in Mith-Ih-Kwuh Valley were marched together to the same reservation, located at Yachats under the Alsea Agency.
  • 1870: The dream dance, a local manifestation of the messianic Ghost Dance movement, was introduced in the area.
  • 1875: Once more the government lessens reservation lands and closes down the Alsea Reservation. Many, both Lower Umpqua and Coosans subsequently join the Siuslaw's on Siuslaw River while others returned to their original homelands. It was in this year that the Rocklin Family of Mythic Wood was able to finalize and arrange for the northern portion of Mythic Wood be turned into the SOTA Reservation.
  • 1900: After the Oregon Trail had been well established a troupe of actors traveled along it. Performing at every major stop they just kept going until they reached the idyllic Mith-Ih-Kwuh Valley and there they stayed. This troupe is now known as Mythic Productions and it owns and manages the town's theatre.
  • 1919: After World War I, a group of veterans led by Carter Young came together to start a motorcycle club.
  • 1942: After Pearl Harbor, the Motorcycle Club that started after World War I, took it upon themselves to patrol the coastal highways and report anything suspicious during the height of concern that the Axis would attack U.S. Soil somewhere on the West Coast. Their militaristic style got them named the 'Iron Brigade'. The Motorcycle Club remains a part of the local culture to the present day.
  • 1960s: A commune of Hippies arrived in town to protest a project of the Rocklin Lumber. Many of them settled in Mythic Wood and their original camp site is now the location of Haven.
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