Northern Oregon Coast

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.

Tillamookan Essays

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

Clatsop essays

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

The Quartux Journal