Nooksak Indians (‘mountain men’). The name given by the Indians on the coast to a Salish tribe, said to be divided into three small bands on a river of the same name in Whatcom County, Washington. About 200 Nooksak were officially enumerated in 1906, but Hill-Tout says there are only about 6 true make Nooksak. They speak the same dialect as the Squawmish, from whom they are said to have separated.
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. 21 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/nooksak-tribe.htm - Last updated on Aug 30th, 2011
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