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Hanis Indians

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Hanis Indians. Own name, significance unknown.

Hanis Connections. The Hanis formed one dialectic group of the Kusan linguistic family, the other being Miluk. It is probable that this stock was connected with the Yakonan.

Hanis Location. On Coos River and Bay.

Hanis Villages

  • Anasitoh, on the south side of Coos Bay.
  • Melukitz, on the north side of Coos Bay.

Hanis Population. Mooney (1928) estimates that the Hanis and the Miluk together numbered 2,000 in 1780. In 1805 Lewis and Clark estimated 1,500 Hanis. The census of 1910 returned 93 for the entire stock and that of 1930, 107, while, again for the stock, the United States Office of Indian Affairs reported 55 in 1937.


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