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Encyclopedia > Chehalis (tribe)

Chehalis (tribe) is a group of Native American peoples from western Washington state in the United States. The Chehalis tribe actually consists of two distinct subtribes: The Upper Chehalis and the Lower Chehalis. Within these two groups were several subgroups: the Copalis, Wynoochee and Humptulips people were part of the Upper Chehalis subtribe, while the Satsop people were part of the Lower Chehalis subtribe. Chief Quanah Parker of the Quahadi Comanche Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ...


The Chehalis language belongs to the Coast Salishan family of languages among Northwest Coast indigenous peoples. One interesting trait of the language is that the linguistic form defaults to feminine; the word for "woman" can include everyone as the word "man" can in English. Like many Northwest Coast natives, the Chehalis relied on fishing from local rivers for food and built plank houses (longhouses) to protect themselves from the harsh, wet winters west of the Cascade Mountains. The Chehalis people settled on their current Chehalis Reservation land along the Chehalis River in 1860. The Coast Salish are a group of Salishan-speaking First Nations/Native American in British Columbia and Washington. ... Mount Adams in Washington The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... Chehalis River is a river and river system located wholly within the state of Washington in the United States. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...

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Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis (890 words)
The two principal tribes in the territory between Grays Harbor and the headwaters of the Chehalis River were the Lower Chehalis and the Upper Chehalis.
The name "Chehalis" (meaning "sand") originally referred to a village near the present-day town of Westport and later came to be applied to the river and to the people living upriver.
The Upper Chehalis inhabited the territory from Cloquallum Creek to the upper reaches of the Chehalis River.
Thurston County, Washington: Partnership between Tribes and an MPO - Tribal Transportation - FHWA (2375 words)
The Chehalis Tribe was very involved in the development of the most recent Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and participated in the policymaker subcommittee that focused closely on the goals and policies and recommendations of the RTP.
In 2004, the Chehalis representative was elected vice-chair of the TRPC.
For example, the Chehalis Tribe has identified a lack of service to the airport in Portland, Oregon, from their area and is researching methods to supply transportation to the airport.
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