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Wenatchee Indians

Wenatchee Indians. (Wina’t ca). So called by the Wasco, and it has become a popular name for them.

Also called:

Wenatchee Connections. The Wenatchee belonged to the inland division of the Salishan linguistic family, their nearest relations being the SinkiuseColumbia Indians.

Wenatchee Location. On Methow and Wenatchee Rivers and Chelan Lake. The Wenatchee are now under the Colville Agency.

Wenatchee Subdivisions

From Curtis (1907-9) and Ray (1932

Minor divisions mentioned are the following:

Wenatchee Population. Mooney (1928) estimated there were 1,400 Wenatchee in 1780, but Teit (1928) considers this considerably too low. The four bands of this tribe mentioned by Lewis and Clark in 1805 totaled 820. The census of 1910 gave 52.

Connection in which the Wenatchee Indians have become noted. Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee, and Wenatchee Mountain preserve the name, as also the town of Wenatchee, county seat of Chelan County.