The Molala (also Molale, Molalla, Molele) were a people of the Plateau culture area in central Oregon, United States. The Plateau Natives live in the area between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains and north of the Great Basin. Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Some consider them extinct, though they are one of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, with 141 of the 882 members in the 1950s claiming Molala descent. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (CTGR consists of twenty-seven Native American tribes with long historical ties to present-day Western The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive
The Molalla language was a member of the Plateau Penutian family. Plateau Penutian (also Shahapwailutan, Lepitan) is a family of languages spoken in northern California, reaching through central-western It was previously considered a language isolate. Molalla is now extinct.
A member of the Molalla may figure prominently in the history of Oregon's first militia. Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. During the period of the initial Provisional Government of Oregon, the 1843 Organic Laws of Oregon provided for a militia. The Provisional Government of Oregon was a popularly elected government created in the Oregon Country, in the Pacific Northwest region of North America The Organic Laws of Oregon were two sets of laws passed in the 1840s that established a structure for government in the Oregon Country in the northwest corner of North America The first opportunity to deploy the recently formed Oregon militia came on March 4, 1844, when the territorial government’s recorder George LeBreton and another person in Oregon City were killed, supposedly by a member of the Molalla. Year 1844 ( MDCCCXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year George W LeBreton (1810-1844 was a pioneer politician in the Oregon Country and served as the official recorder in the Provisional Government of Oregon. Their deaths spurred the organization of a company of 25 men calling themselves the Oregon Rangers at the Oregon Institute. The Oregon Rangers were the first organized Militia of settlers in the Willamette Valley of what became the U The Oregon Institute was a school located in the Willamette Valley of the Oregon Country during the 19th century Though the company of mounted riflemen never saw action, they were briefly led by Captain Thomas D. Keizer and then by Charles H. Bennett. Charles H Bennett ( 18 August 1811 - 7 December 1855) was present at the discovery of Gold that initiated the California gold rush