Chinook Indian Clans, Bands and Gens

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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Charcowa. A band, probably of the Chinookan tribe of Clowwewalla, found in 1806 on the w. bank of Willamette r., Oreg., just above the falls. Their number was estimated at 200.



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. 29 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/chinook-indian-clans-bands-and-gens.htm - Last updated on Oct 4th, 2013


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