C- Oregon Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Cathlacomatup. A Chinookan tribe re siding in 1806, according to Lewis and Clark (Exped., II, 226, 1814), on the s. side of Sauvies id., in the present Multnomah co., Oreg., on a slough of Willamette r. Their estimated number was 170.

Cathlacumup. A Chinookan tribe formerly living on the w. bank of the lower mouth of Willamette r., near the Columbia, claiming as their territory the bank of the latter stream from this point to Deer id., Oreg. Lewis and Clark estimated their number at 450 in 1806. They are mentioned in 1850 by Lane as being associated with the Namoit and Katlaminimim. (L. F.)

Cathlakaheckit. A Chinookan tribe living at the cascades of Columbia r. in 1812, when their number was estimated at 900.

Cathlanahquiah (people of the r. Naqoaix’). A Chinookan tribe living in 1806, according to Lewis and Clark, on the s. w. side of Wappatoo, now San vies id., Multnomah co., Oreg., and numbering 400 souls.

Cathlapotle  A Chinookan tribe formerly living on the lower part of Lewis r. and on the s. w. side of Columbia r., in Clarke co., Wash. In 1806 Lewis and Clark estimated their number at 900 in 14 large wooden houses. Their main village was Nahpooitle. (L. F.)

Cathlathlalas. A Chinookan tribe living on both sides of Columbia r., just be low the cascades, in 1812. Their number was placed at 500.

Chachemewa. An Atfalati band formerly residing at Forest Grove, 6 m. from Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chachif. An Atfalati band formerly living on Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chachimabiyuk (refers to a swamp grass). An Atfalati band formerly living between Wapatoo lake and Willamette r., in Washington co., Oreg.

Chachimewa. An Atfalati band formerly living on or near Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chachokwith (refers to a small shell). An Atfalati band formerly living at a place of the same name N. of Forest Grove, in Washington co., Oreg.

Chagindueftei. An Atfalati band formerly living between Hillsboro and Sauvies id., Washington co., Oreg.

Chahelim (helim =’outdoors’). An Atfalati band formerly settled in Chehelim valley, 5 m. s. of Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chakawech. A Modoc camping place near Yaneks, on Sprague r., Klamath res., s. w. Oreg.

Chakeipi (Tch’′akéipi, at the beaver place) . An Atfalati band that lived about 10 m. w. of Oregon City, Oreg., be fore the treaty of 1855. Gatschet, Atfalati MS., B. A. E., 1877.

Chakeletsiwish. (Klamath: running with blood) . A small Shoshonean settlement in Sprague River valley, Oreg. ; so named from a spring of reddish water.

Chakutpaliu. An Atfalati band formerly settled N. E. of Hillsboro, Washington co., Oreg.

Chakwayalham (summer town). A former Wahkiakum town near Pillar rock, Columbia r., Oreg.

Chalal. An Atfalati band formerly settled near the outlet of Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chalawai. An Atfalati band that lived s. E. of Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg. They became extinct probably about 1830.

Chamhallach. A former village on French prairie, Marion co., Oreg., probably belonging to the Ahantchuyuk. Lyman in Oreg. Hist. Soc. Quar., i, 323, 1900.

Chamifu. The Lakmiut name of a Santiam band on Yamhill cr. , a w. tributary of Willamette r., Oreg.

Chamifu. A Yamel band formerly living between the forks of Yamhill r., Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chamiwi. The Lakmiut name of a Yamel band on Yamhill cr., a w. tributary of Willamette r., and near Independence, Oreg.

Champikle. A Yamel band on Dallas (La Creole) cr., a w. tributary of Willamette r., Oreg.

Chatagihl. An Atfalati settlement at the upper end of Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg.

Chatagithl. An Atfalati band formerly settled a mile s. w. of Wapatoo lake, Yamhill co., Oreg. Its last chief lived on Grande Ronde res. in 1878.

Chatakuin (atakuin refers to a tree). A former Atfalati settlement 7 m. N. of Hillsboro, Washington co., Oreg.

Chawulktit. The Lakmiut name of a camping place of the Calapooya on the forks of Yamhill r., a w. affluent of Willamette r. , Greg.

Chemetunne (people on the ocean coast). A Tututunne village or group of villages formerly at the mouth of Rogue r., Oreg. The people were taken to Siletz res., Oreg. , in June, 1856. A few individuals are still to be found on that reservation, where they are officially known as Joshuas, a corruption of Ya′-slm, their Alsea name; and a few others still live near their old home.

Chepenafa. A Kalapooian tribe, some times regarded as a subdivision of the Lakmiut, formerly residing at the forks of St Marys cr., near Corvallis, Oreg. They are now on Grande Ronde res., being officially known as Marys River Indians, and number about 25.

Chetco (from Cheti, close to the mouth of the stream: own name. J. O. Dorsey). A group of former Athapascan villages situated on each side of the mouth of and about 14 m. up Chetco r., Oreg. There were 9 villages, those at the mouth of the river containing 42 houses, which were destroyed by the whites in 1853, after which the Chetco were re moved to Siletz res., Tillamook co., Oreg. In 1854 they numbered 117 men, 83 women, and 41 children; total, 241. In 1861 they numbered 62 men, 96 women, 104 children; total, 262. In 1877 only 63 resided on Siletz res. These villagers were closely allied to the Tolowa of California, from whom they differed but slightly in language and customs. The villages as recorded by Dorsey were Chettanne, Chettannene, Khuniliikhwut, Nakwutthume, Nukhwuchutun, Setthatun, Siskhaslitun, Tachukhaslitun, and Thlcharghilitun.

Chetleschantunne (people among the big rocks) . A division of the Tututunne formerly living on Pistol r., Oreg., and the coast from the headlands 6 m. s. of Rogue r. Their villages were at Macks Arch, the great rock from which they took their name, at Crooks pt. at the eddy of Pistol r., and on the N. side of the mouth of that stream. In 1854 they numbered 51. The survivors, if there are any, are on the Siletz res., Oreg.

Chetlesiyetunne (people of the bursted rock). A village of the Tututunne, located by Dorsey (Jour. Am. Folklore, in, 233, 1890) on the N. side of Rogue r., Oreg.

Chettanne. A former village of the Chetco on the s. side of Chetco r., Oreg., at its mouth.

Chettannene. A former village of the Chetco on the N. side of Chetco r., Oreg,, at its mouth.

Chetuttunne (people where the road crosses a stream). A former village of the Chastacosta on the N. side of Rogue r., Oreg.

Chiink. An Alsea village on the s. side of Alsea r. , Oreg.

Chimbuiha. A former settlement of the Molala on the headwaters of Santiam r. , in the Cascade mts., Oreg. (A. S. G. )

Chinmksaich. A Siuslaw village on Siuslaw r., Oreg.

Chishucks. One of the 8 Tillamook villages at the mouth of Tillamook r., Oreg., in 1805. Lewis and Clark, Exped., ii, 117, 1814.

Chitlatamus. A Kuitsh village on lower Umpqua r., Oreg.

Chockrelatan (Thlcharghilii-tunne, people away from the forks of the stream). A former village of the Mishikhwutmetunne near the forks of Coquille r., Oreg. Their lands were drained by the waters of that stream, and the villagers were separated by mountain barriers from all neighbors except the Kusan, living on the coast.

Chucktin. The southernmost Tillamook village on a creek emptying into Tillamook bay, N. w. Oreg., in 1805.

Chukhuiyathl. A Kuitsh village on lower Umpqua r., Oreg.

Chukukh. A Kuitsh village on lower Umpqua r., Oreg.

Chulithltiyu. A Yaquina village on the s. side of Yaquina r., Oreg.

Chunarghuttunne. A former village of the Chastacosta on the N. side of Rogue r., E. of its junction with Applegate cr., Oreg.

Chunsetunneta. A former village of the Chastacosta on the N. side of Rogue r. , Oreg.

Chunsetunnetun. A former village of the Chastacosta on the N. side of Rogue r., Oreg.

Chuntshataatunne (people of the large fallen tree). A former village of the Mishikhwutmetunne on Coquille r., Oreg.

Chupichnushkuch. A former Kuitsh village near lower Umpqua r., Oreg.

Chushtarghasuttun. A former village of the Chastacosta on the N. side of Rogue r., Oreg.

Chusterghutmunnetun. A former village of the Chastacosta, the highest on Rogue r., Oreg.

Chuttushsnunche. A former village of the Chastacosta on the N. side of Rogue r., Oreg.

Clahclellab. (probably a variation of Watlala). A Chinookan tribe living in a single village of 7 houses near the foot of the Cascades of Columbia r., Oreg., in 1806.

Clahnaquah. A Chinookan tribe or di vision living in 1806 on Sauvies id., Multnomah co., Oreg., on Columbia r. below the upper mouth of the Willamette. Their estimated number was 130, in 4 houses.

Claninnata.  A Chinookan tribe living in 1806 on the s. w. side of Sauvies id., Multnomah co., Greg.

Clatacut. A former Chinookan village on the x. side of Columbia r., 10 in. below The Dalles, Oreg. Lee and Frost, Oregon, 176, 1844.

Cooniac. A village of the Skilloot tribe of the Chinookan family at Oak point (from which the village was named), on the s. side of Columbia r., below the mouth of the Cowlitz, in Columbia co., Oreg. After 1830 the Cooniac people seem to have been the only surviving remnant of the Skilloot. (L. F.)

Coos. The term usually employed to denote the villages or tribes of the Kusan family formerly on Coos bay, Oreg. Lewis and Clark estimated their population at 1,500 in 1805. The name is often used as synonymous with the family name. Properly speaking there are 2 villages included under the term, Melukitz and Anasitch. (L. F.)

Cownantico. A former division of the Skoton, living, according to the treaty of Nov. 18, 1854, on Rogue r., Oreg.

Cushooks. A band residing in 1806 on the E. bank of Willamette r., Oreg., just below the falls, their number estimated at 650. Probably a branch of the Chinookan tribe of Clowwewalla.



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/c-oregon-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013


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