The tribes north of Grays Harbor met with Isaac Stevens to effect the Quinault River Treaty that was negotiated on July 1, 1855 and which was signed by Isaac Stevens in Olympia on January 25, 1856. On September 11, 1893 a small reservation was set aside at the mouth of the Hoh River. Then on March 4, 1911 Congress passed an act, directing secretary of interior to make allotments.
The Hoh people adopted a constitution on May 24, 1969. The Tribal Business Committee is the governing body. They have received $25,000 for compensation for lands ceded to the United States which they think was insufficient. Then the Indian Claims Commission awarded them and the Quileutes $112,152.60 in April 17,1963.