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Kuitsh Indians

Kuitsh Indians. Significance unknown. Also called:

Kuitsh Connections. The Kuitsh belonged to the Yakonan linguistic stock, though so remotely connected that Frachtenberg (1911, p. 441) thought of placing them in an independent family, the Siuslawan.

Kuitsh Location. On Lower Umpqua River.

Kuitsh Villages

According to Dorsey these were:

Kuitsh Population. The Kuitsh are usually classed with the Siuslaw. Mooney (1928) estimates the entire Yakonan stock at 6,000 in 1780, and by 1930 this had been reduced to 9. The Kuitsh are nowhere separately enumerated.