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Shahala Indians (Saxala-, `above’). A name given by Lewis and Clark to the Chinookan Indians living on Columbia River from Sauvies Island to the Cascades in Oregon. They estimated the number at 2,800, in 62 houses, and mention the following tribes: Neerchokioon, Clahclellah, Wahclellah, and Yehuh. Katlagakya was the native name for the Indians of this region.