Umpqua Indians. An Athapascan tribe formerly settled on upper Umpqua river, Oregon, east of the Katish. Hale1 said they were supposed to number not more than 400, having been greatly reduced by disease. They lived in houses of boards and mats and derived their sustenance mainly form the river. In 1902 there were 84 on Grande Ronde Reservation, Oregon. Their chief village was Hewut. A part of them, the Nahankhuotana, lived along Cow Creek. All the Athapascan tribes of south Oregon were once considered divisions of the Umpqua. Parker2 named as divisions the unidentified Palakahy, the uncertain Skoton and Chasta, and the Chilula and Kwatami.
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. 16 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/umpqua-tribe.htm - Last updated on Jul 20th, 2014
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