2017 ORS 271.600¹
Use of term “squaw”
  • exceptions

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Indian tribe” has the meaning given that term in ORS 97.740 (Definitions for ORS 97.740 to 97.760).

(b) “Public body” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined).

(c) “Public property” has the meaning given that term in ORS 131.705 (Definitions for ORS 131.705 to 131.735).

(2) A public body may not use the term “squaw” in the name of a public property.

(3) When a public body changes a name that contains the term “squaw,” the public body shall consider as the replacement name a term or phrase in the language of an Indian tribe.

(4) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply if:

(a) Federal law requires the use of the term “squaw”; or

(b) The public property is a geographic feature that an agency of the United States names using the term “squaw.” [2001 c.652 §1; 2005 c.165 §1]

Note: 271.600 (Use of term “squaw”) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 271 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 271—Use and Disposition of Public Lands Generally; Easements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors271.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.