The Northern Oregon Coast
The northern Oregon coast had mainly Tillamookan and Clatsop peoples. The region extends from the Siletz River to the Columbia River and there were a number of Salish speaking peoples, Nachesne (Salmon river), Nestucca, Tillamook and Nehalem were the major tribes. The Siletz peoples are said to have been also Salish speakers, but this is debatable because not much is known of them. Then north of this Tillamookan region were the Clatsop people who are and were Chinookan and related to all the tribes on the lower Columbia.
The Tillamook hunted whales and had large longhouses. They protected their territory well and were fierce to whites who landed, gaining the nickname Killamooks.
A Trip to Tillamook, By Way of the Salmon River: the First Journey of Warren Vaughn
Stagaush Tribes remove to Salmon River: Excerpts from a History of the Little Nestucca
Devil’s Lake and Salmon River Encampment
Conditions of the Alsea Indians and the Salmon River Encampment 1876-1878
The Significance of Salmon River Encampment in 1875
Oregon Native Place Names in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Part 1
Oregon Native Place Names in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Part 2
The 1851 Tansy Point Treaty Journal: The Clatsop Treaty
Clatsops After Their 1851 Treaty
Lower Chinookan Treaty Territories in 1851
Ongoing Chinook Territorial and Recognition Claims, Pt. 1
Chinook Survey of Indian Claims 1962, Pt. 2
William Slacum’s Chart of the Columbia River 1837